QOTD: What Will the Biden Years Hold for Autos?
In about two hours, Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. What does this mean for the auto industry?
Before the election, I asked which candidate would be better for autos. Now that we have the new president ready to go after an, um, contentious couple of months, I am curious — what do you think a Biden admin means for the automakers?
Personally, I expect a return to the Obama-era fuel-economy standards (or something similar), and some policy goals that try to steer us to a greener world. Beyond that, I don’t know what to expect.
What say you?
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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