The Future For American Motorists Should Be Determined By Their Choices, Not By Temporary Political Employees and Their Appointed Bureucrats
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Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke on the House Floor today in support of H.R. 4468, the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act, led by Energy and Commerce Member Tim Walberg (R-MI). The CARS Act will stop President Biden’s agenda to force Americans to drive electric vehicles, which will cede our auto future to China.WAIT FOR IT: “I rise in support of H.R. 4468, the CARS Act.
“President Biden’s rush to green agenda is failing.
“Just last week, nearly 4,000 auto dealers sent a letter to President Biden urging him to stop his EV mandates. They said demand isn’t there and EVs are just sitting on their lots.
“The administration has allocated billions for EV charging, yet not a single charger has come online as a result.
“All this failed centralized planning is shipping our auto-future and jobs to China.
“This is not the future Americans want or deserve.
“For more than a century, affordable transportation has helped drive America’s economic success.
“Our cars have allowed people in the U.S. and around the world to increase their mobility and raise our standard of living.
“H.R. 4468 ensures we can keep building on this legacy of American leadership and prosperity.
“Let’s stop President Biden. He wants us all driving EVs, 100% battery electric, not plug-in, not hybrid, not plug-in hybrid, just 100% battery electric. We don’t agree.”
Here’s what experts and top voices are saying ahead of today’s House vote on H.R. 4468Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act. Led by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), the CARS Act stops President Biden’s agenda to force Americans to drive electric vehicles, which will cede our auto future to China.
“While many Americans are excited about the growing number of EVs that have come to market in recent years, these vehicles still may not suit the needs of every driver. Like the transportation innovations of the past, EVs must earn their place on America's roads by giving their owners more for less. They should not be forced on the American people through federal mandates. For these reasons, I again urge you to support H.R. 4468, the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act.”
“EPAs proposed rule infringes on consumer choice and, if implemented, would greatly restrict Americans’ freedom to decide what vehicle best suits their transportation needs. Additionally, the proposed rule could have negative impacts on our nation’s grid reliability due to the increase in power demand required for the electrification of a large portion of the U.S. transportation fleet.
“API supports The CARS Act and its goal of protecting consumer choice while providing Americans with the transportation options on which they depend.”
“The tailpipe emissions standards proposed by the EPA are just one part of an aggressive series of attacks on consumer choice from Biden’s environmental regulators. Earlier this year, Congress had to pass legislation opposing the Biden administration’s proposed bans on gas stoves. Other strict regulations targeting refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes washers, dryers, and even ceiling fans have been introduced by the Biden administration, in addition to the restrictions proposed for gas-powered vehicles.
“Members of Congress should support passage of H.R. 4468 / S. 3094, the CARS Act, to preserve consumer choice in the vehicle market.”
“We must preserve consumer choice, maintain safety, and enable healthy competition in auto markets by ensuring Americans have access to reliable and affordable vehicles. The Biden administration continues restricting an individual’s agency by effectively mandating a sales ban on combustion engine vehicles, instead favoring ‘zero-emission vehicles.’ We commend Reps. Walberg and Clyde for leading H.R. 4468, pushing back against Biden’s gas car ban agenda.”
“The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is the largest trade association representing the views of small-business truckers and professional truck drivers. OOIDA has approximately 150,000 members located in all fifty states that collectively own and operate about 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks.
“We are writing to express our support for H.R. 4468, the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act, and encourage Representatives to support this legislation when it is brought to the House Floor for a vote. This legislation would help ensure the continued availability of engine technologies that small-business truckers depend on for their livelihoods and are necessary to keep our supply chain functioning.”
“Additional costs on taxpayers will come when the energy grid can no longer support the burden that comes with charging EVs. California alone, the state from which many of these fiscally and logistically negligent policies derive, will have to spend upwards of $50 billion by 2035 to upgrade its distribution grid to cope with EVs.
“Heavy-handed, carrot-and-stick government intervention in the U.S. automobile industry and consumer markets to advance unproven technology remains an egregious use of regulatory power. We encourage members to support the CARS Act and reign in the runaway EPA.”
Additional groups supporting H.R. 4468, the CARS Act, include:
- Agricultural Retailers Association
- Alaska Fuel Storage and Handlers Alliance
- American Commitment
- American Exploration & Production Council
- American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
- Arizona Petroleum Marketers Association
- Arkansas Oil Marketers Association
- California Fuels & Convenience Alliance
- Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)
- Colorado Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
- Connecticut Energy Marketers Association
- Consumer Energy Alliance
- Eagle Forum
- Empire State Energy Association
- Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island
- Energy Marketers of America
- Florida Petroleum Marketers Association
- Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey
- Fuel True: Independent Energy and Convenience of Kansas
- Fueling Minnesota
- Georgia Oilmen's Association
- Hawaii Energy Marketers Association
- Idaho Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association
- Illinois Fuel & Retail Association
- Job Creators Network
- Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association
- Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association
- Maine Energy Marketers Association
- Michigan Petroleum Association / Michigan Association of Convenience Stores
- Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors' Association
- Missouri Corn Growers Association
- Montana Petroleum Association
- Montana Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
- National Association of Convenience Stores
- National Association of Truck Stop Operators
- National Corn Growers Association
- National Tank Truck Carriers
- Nebraska Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
- Nevada Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
- New England Convenience Store & Energy Marketers Association
- New Mexico Petroleum Marketers Association
- North Carolina Petroleum & Convenience Marketers
- North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association
- Ohio Energy & Convenience Association
- Oklahoma Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
- Oregon Fuels Association
- Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
- Pennsylvania Petroleum Association
- Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama
- SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers
- South Carolina Convenience & Petroleum Marketers Association
- South Dakota Petroleum & Propane Marketers Association
- Specialty Equipment Market Association
- Tennessee Fuel and Convenience Store Association
- Texas Food & Fuel Association
- Utah Petroleum Marketers & Retailers Association
- Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
- Virginia Petroleum & Convenience Marketers Association
- Washington Independent Energy Distributors
- West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association
- Western Petroleum Marketers Association
- Western State Petroleum Association
- Wyoming Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association
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Auto Mechanic L.G. Brandon Thoughts on EV
For anti - electric car people, why wouldn't you get one?
I’m only “anti EV” in the sense that I don’t want them to be the only choice. I won’t get one at this time because of several reasons.
First, cost. They are too expensive. I don’t buy new vehicles, I buy high quality used vehicles and modify them to suit my needs.
Second, i use full size heavy duty pickup trucks and SUVs because I pull a lot of trailers, up to 3000 miles on vacation as well as for farm use. At this time, there are no electric pickup trucks for sale. There are some in development to be sure and they are quite exciting. The downside to them though is that battery packs drain very, very quickly when towing which means range is minimal any time a trailer is behind one. When I’m pulling a trailer on vacation I don’t have time to stop every couple hours to recharge for 30 to 60 or more minutes. Also, where I go is very rural; gas stations are difficult to find sometimes, and electric charging stations? Forget about it. Electric trucks would just slow me down the way they are now. When the battery technology improves to the point they can haul a trailer at 70mph for 4 or 5 hours nonstop and then recharge in 10 minutes and go for another 4 to 5 hours, then we’ll have something to talk about. Oh, and cost. Have you see what the electric pickups are going to sell for? It’s out of reach for me. When I can buy a used one for $12,000 that will have the range I need, I’ll buy one.
Lastly, i love the sound and smell of real engines. There’s nothing like the scent of diesel exhaust on a chilly morning. Then the sound of the turbo whining as it builds boost; it’s an amazing aural experience that never grows tiresome. A silent EV just doesn’t do it for me. Yeah I’ll still buy one but I’m a car guy, i love everything about cars as they are today and as they’ve been. You haven’t lived until a big cam V8 running race fuel shakes the ground under your feet and the smell of that burned high octane fuel wafts into your nostrils!