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Trump ‘proposed blocking the deployment of electric cars’ as he demanded $1 billion from oil bosses

Meanwhile, Mr Trump said electric car mandates would “kill” the US auto industry and warned of a “bloodbath” for manufacturers if he is not re-elected.

Reversing the trend toward electric vehicles, however, could disappoint automakers such as Ford and General Motors, which have moved into battery-powered vehicles, as well as Tesla, whose chief executive, Elon Musk, has sharply criticized Mr. Biden .

The Biden administration also froze liquefied natural gas (LNG) export permits, citing environmental concerns.

The industry has grown dramatically in recent years thanks to the shale boom. The gas industry largely opposed the freeze, and Republicans tried to overturn it.

Mr. Trump told gas executives he would reverse the freeze immediately. “You’ll get it on day one,” he reportedly said.