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The Bill Is Called The “Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act.”

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We may not be forced into all-electric vehicles after all. A SEMA-supported bill has been put in front of the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration that is meant to prevent an all out ban against internal combustion engines. The bill, titled “Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act,” is something anyone is able to cosponsor and show support for. The goal is to fight back against the industry’s push to provide solely all-electric vehicles rather, give consumers a choice in how they receive their power.

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What Others Are Saying

SEMA CEO Mike Spagnola said that “SEMA believes that vehicle owners should not be directed toward a specific technology, but rather be allowed to choose the type of vehicle technology that best serves them.”

This message came shortly after Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares sat down with journalists in New York giving candid remarks about the industry in general and the state that it is in given the full electric push which was allegedly chosen by politicians and not the people. Taveras’ remarks insinuate that both production of fully electric vehicles and the vehicles themselves have major refinements before becoming fully sustainable. Germany has also pushed back on going fully electric calling into question what the future of all-electric vehicles would look like.


Implications And What You Can Do

California is the only state so far to have implemented an all out ban on the sale of new ICE powered vehicles by 2035. 17 other states would soon follow suit if no one speaks up. The bill would in essence restrict the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing a waiver for regulations that would ban the sale or use of new motor vehicles with internal combustion engines.

The bill is vital in the fight against stopping plans to ban internal combustion engines and it would also help in nullifying California’s Zero Emissions act that other states have already begun to try and adopt. You can send a letter to your U.S. Representative here, if you’d like to join the fight in saving the internal combustion engine.

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Written by Cody U.

Cody is a Tennessee-based media professional with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He has spent time as a country radio morning show producer and currently writes for MC&T as an outlet to geek out over cool cars, trucks, and utility vehicles.

Originally from California Cody has an appreciation for all-electric vehicles but a soft spot for the rumble of an all-American V8 muscle car. His dream car remains a 2007 Ford Mustang Bullitt. His fascination with all things cars stems from countless trips to car shows and watching car movies, of course.

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