Stitt and other Governors tell Biden his EV mandates are “unrealistic”

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt was among 16 Republican governors who called this week on the Biden administration to walk back electric vehicle standards, contending Americans aren’t that interested in the EVs.

Instead of using government mandates to drive the vehicle market, allow American consumers to maintain choice in the types of vehicles they choose to drive,” wrote Stitt and the other governors.

USA Today reported that in an open letter released Monday and lead by Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, the Republican governors oppose an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would establish the most ambitious pollution standards for cars and vehicles in the agency’s history.

“While we are not opposed to the electric vehicle marketplace, we do have concerns with federal government mandates that penalize retailers and do not reflect the will of the consumer,” added the governors.
They also declared, “Your mandates are unrealistic, costly, and prescriptive solutions that harm American consumers.”

Joining Gov. Stitt in signing the letter were Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders, Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte, Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon.