WASHINGTON, D.C., October 19, 2023—American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson issued the following statement in support of the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Pete Ricketts (R-NE). This legislation, like its House companion sponsored by Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), would prohibit the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing its proposal to require roughly 70% of new car and truck sales to be electric in less than 10 years.
“The Biden administration’s proposal to ban most gasoline, diesel, flex fuel and hybrid vehicles is bad for consumers, bad for our economy, and indefensible from a national security perspective. Congress never provided EPA with such sweeping authority, which the CARS Act makes undoubtedly clear. AFPM commends Senators Crapo and Ricketts for their leadership in tackling this issue.
“The CARS Act will preserve consumer choice and allow individuals and families to continue selecting the cars and trucks that work best for them. Under this legislation, EPA would retain the ability to set ambitious, technology-neutral vehicle emission standards, but those standards may not be manipulated to force vehicle electrification.”
– Chet Thompson, AFPM President and CEO
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is the leading trade association representing the makers of the fuels that keep us moving, the petrochemicals that are the essential building blocks for modern life, and the midstream companies that get our feedstocks and products where they need to go. We make the products that make life better, safer and more sustainable — we make progress.