Michigan Conservative Energy Forum Applauds Tesla Settlement

Competitive clean energy vehicle market good for Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (January 22, 2020) — The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) today applauded the settlement announced between Tesla and the state of Michigan regarding Tesla’s ability to sell and service vehicles within the state.

“We are encouraged to see this case resolved in a manner that allows for more clean energy vehicles to be made available and serviced in Michigan,” said Ed Rivet, MICEF executive director. “As free market conservatives, MICEF has always believed that competition and innovation are the key to advancing a clean energy economy that benefits people and protects our natural resources. We know electric vehicles are the future and that to remain at the forefront of the transportation sector, Michigan must foster a dynamic, competitive market.”

“This is great news for Tesla owners and shows that Michigan is open for business in the EV space,” says Jim MacInnes, MICEF leadership council member, CEO of Crystal Mountain and long-time Tesla owner. As a leader in automotive technology and innovation, Michigan recognizes that vehicle electrification is an important part of the state’s overall clean energy strategy. I am grateful that the state was able to find common ground with Tesla on this issue.”  

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About MICEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for common-sense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable and reliable energy statewide. MICEF was established in 2013 as a platform for Michigan conservatives to promote the benefits of an “All of the Above” energy strategy that values clean energy and seeks to level the playing field among energy sources. MICEF is a founding member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect and responsibly use our natural resources, while improving energy reliability and enhancing national and grid security. To learn more, visit http://www.micef.org.