As you may be aware, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal that would roll back the Clean Air Standards for combustion vehicles. It also proposes to revoke the authority of states to set greater limits on tailpipe emissions. Such an ill-advised action would not only adversely affect public health, but it could inhibit the growth of electric vehicles.
Below is an email that I received from Plug In America which asks us to take a stand against this proposal. Our club's board of directors and I unanimously support their position and we encourage you to sign their petition.
In the event that the petition form is pre-filled with my contact information, please make sure that you insert your information in its place.
President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
It’s time to take a stand for the EV and cleaner cars. Today, the Trump Administration released a proposal that would roll back the clean car standards and freeze them until 2026. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the proposal also calls for revoking the authority of states like California and the 12 other states plus D.C. to set stronger limits on tailpipe pollution. This includes the zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, the largest policy driver of EV sales today.This is a direct attack on the EV—sign this petition to defend the EV!
The EPA claims that the ZEV standards are “technologically infeasible” and don’t give the automakers enough time to develop the necessary technology. The last time we checked, there were more makes and models of EVs in the market than ever before, and all automakers have announced the plans for more EVs to come in the next few years.Tell the EPA and Department of Transportation that you stand for EVs and clean cars!
Plug In America will be joining a lawsuit to defend the EV from the devastating effects this proposal will have—not just on the EV market, but on clean air, national security, public health and the global climate. We can’t do this without your help, so please make a contribution to Plug In America today.
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The team at Plug In America