Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced last week that she plans to trade her Tesla Model 3 for a union-made electric vehicle amidst increasing tension with Tesla Inc. TSLA CEO Elon Musk, Business Insider reported.
Ocasio-Cortez communicated her plans on Sunday, a source close to the news said. She has been using a model 3 since 2020 for commuting between Washington and New York.
Despite the'safest way' to travel when she bought it, Ocasio-Cortez is ready to switch in light of new EV models from other manufacturers arriving in the market.
We're actually looking into trading in our car now, she said.
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This isn't the first time she's ever expressing the desire to own an EV from a union-friendly company. Ocasio-Cortez has also had her disapproval of Musk, who has frequently expressed disapproval of the United Auto Workers union. Tesla is one of the few major U.S. automakers without a union, making it one of few major U.S. automakers without union representation.
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