Hoeven Statement on EPA Finalizing Rule to Limit American Consumer Vehicle Choice, Impose EV Mandate

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Biden administration finalized a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule requiring unworkable emissions reductions for light- and medium-duty vehicles by 2032, amounting to a de facto mandate for electric vehicles (EVs) and phase out of the internal combustion engine vehicle.

Last year, Hoeven and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act, legislation to prevent implementation of the EPA rule and preserve the availability of new vehicles for consumers. In December, the House passed the companion bill to the CARS Act, which awaits consideration by the Senate. Hoeven also joined his colleagues in pressing the EPA to withdraw the rule, citing its impacts on American consumers.   

“Instead of letting innovation and consumer choice lead the way, the Biden administration is heaping regulatory burdens, one after another, on American consumers,” said Hoeven. “This means higher costs for buying a new vehicle, hurting families’ pocketbooks and causing older, less efficient vehicles to stay on the road longer.”