Over 130 Republican Lawmakers Oppose Biden’s EV Mandate

Over 130 Republican Lawmakers Oppose Biden’s EV Mandate

February 22, 2024

Over 130 republican lawmakers from both the Senate and House of Representatives wrote a letter to the White House this week. The letter urges President Biden to withdraw the proposed tailpipe emissions regulation, forcing a transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

Fox News reports,

“The Republicans — led by Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho — argued that the regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are a “de facto EV mandate” phaseout of traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. They addressed the letter to President Biden and Shalanda Young, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, which is expected to soon finalize the regulations.”

The proposal has widespread opposition as it could lead to less consumer choice and benefit China’s control over the EV battery supply chain,

“Overall, under the proposal, which EPA unveiled in April 2023, the White House projected that 67% of new sedan, crossover, SUV and light truck purchases would be electric by 2032. In addition, up to 50% of bus and garbage truck, 35% of short-haul freight tractor and 25% of long-haul freight tractor purchases could also be electric by then. The White House said at the time that the tailpipe emissions proposal, which represents the most aggressive proposal of its kind ever proposed, would “accelerate the clean vehicle transition” and reduce oil imports by 20 billion barrels.”

EVs are known for being unreliable and unaffordable. These vehicles do not fit the lifestyle of all families, and we applaud these lawmakers for advocating for the American people.