Today, House Republicans will vote on the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, which amends federal law to block attempts by the Far Left to eliminate the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: The Biden Administration and Extreme Democrats will stop at nothing to implement their radical Green New Deal agenda, and House Republicans remain the only thing standing in their way.
FACTS ABOUT THE PRESERVING CHOICE IN VEHICLE PURCHASES ACT:
The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act amends federal law to block attempts by the Far Left to eliminate the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines.
The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act bill would also restrict the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing any waivers that would ban the sale or use of new motor vehicles with internal combustion engines.
The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act was introduced in response to the California Air Resource Board’s decision to effectively ban the sale of new, internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035.
The California Air Resource Board’s decision is part of the Far Left’s effort to force automakers to cease the development and production of new gas-powered motor vehicles.
Over 275 million personal and commercial vehicles were registered to drivers in the U.S. in 2021.
93.8% of these registrations were for cars powered by gasoline or ethanol/flex fuel.
EV MANDATES ARE UNAFFORDABLE AND IMPRACTICAL (Courtesy of Energy & Commerce Republicans):
The majority of vehicles—95 percent—on the road today in the U.S. run on internal combustion engines.
EVs are still too expensive for many Americans. The average transaction price of an EV was $17,000 more than a gas-powered car in 2022.
Gas-powered vehicles continue to outperform EVs with significantly higher ranges, greater towing capacity, and they’re less susceptible to issues caused by severe weather conditions. EVs lose 40 percent of their range in cold weather.
The lack of vehicle charging infrastructure in many parts of the country, especially rural areas, makes EVs impractical for many Americans.
Rapid EV expansion could overwhelm the electric grid and compromise grid reliability, which would result in blackouts and other issues.
China controls the vast majority of the mining, processing, and manufacturing of critical minerals for electric vehicles, including 75 percent of lithium-ion batteries, as well as processing and refining capacity for over half of the world’s lithium, cobalt, and graphite.