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Key Vote Alert: Vote YES on HR 1435, Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act

Sep 13, 2023 by AFP
Dear Representatives,

On behalf of Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I urge you to vote “YES” on H.R. 1435, Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act.  This legislation will ensure that no state is able to arbitrarily limit the choices that Americans have when selecting the vehicle that best meet their needs and those of their businesses.

California, which already struggles to meet the electric energy needs of its residents, is attempting to impose its misguided energy policies on businesses and consumers nationwide. By banning the sale of combustion engines in 2035, the state would use its status as one of the largest automobile markets in the country to make automakers remove combustion engines from their vehicles.  H.R. 1435 will ensure that Congress and the American people, not state legislatures, are in the driver’s seat when it comes to our nation’s energy policy.

By banning internal combustion engines California would stifle economic opportunity, exacerbate energy poverty, and undermine our nations federalist system.  Electric vehicles are significantly more expensive to produce, and through cross subsidization these higher costs are effectively passed on to purchasers of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. Electric vehicles are also significantly heavier than fuel powered vehicles, meaning they produce more violent collisions. In short, California’s elimination of consumer choice imposes clear costs on everyone – more dangerous roads and less affordable cars for all consumers.

I urge you to vote “YES” on H.R. 1435, Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act. This vote will be recorded in our legislative scorecard.

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Brent Gardner

Chief Government Affairs Officer

Americans for Prosperity