International Nameplate Dealers: Stop Playing Politics with Car Sales

Press Releases 09/12/21

Contact: Libby Newman

Alexandria, Va. (September 12) – Cody Lusk, President & CEO of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA), today released the following statement in response to the decision by Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee to include in their $3.5 trillion spending bill a proposal which would boost electric vehicle tax credits by an additional $4,500, but only for vehicles made in union-represented plants.

“The House Democrats’ complete disregard for the 673,000 Americans employed by international nameplate dealerships and manufacturers is more than insulting. It’s a slap in the face for all American workers who don’t align with the Democratic worldview that every workplace should be unionized and that American tax dollars should contribute to that goal. International nameplate dealers and manufacturers will continue to refine EV technology and promote its acceptance in the United States. In the meantime, we only ask that the House Ways and Means committee stop playing politics with car sales.”



Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent America’s international nameplate automobile franchises that sell and service the following brands in the United States: Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. These retailers have a positive economic impact both nationally and in the local communities they serve, providing over 542,000 American jobs. Visit AIADA online at