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TOPEKAConsumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, issued the following statement after the Kansas Senate passed House Bill 2783, which preserves Kansans’ right to buy the vehicle of their choosing.

“With today’s vote, Kansas continues to show there is strong, bipartisan support for consumer choice in the automotive marketplace,” CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura said. “We applaud these legislators for standing up for consumer choice, especially considering yesterday’s draconian mandates pushed out by the U.S. EPA designed to eliminate gas-powered cars.”

CEA has long been an advocate for consumer choice. It is our hope that this action sends a strong message to Washington – the U.S. EPA should not be coercing consumers to choose vehicles that are unaffordable to buy and unworkable for their mobility needs.”

“We encourage Governor Kelly to sign this bipartisan legislation as soon as it reaches her desk.”

CEA supports consumers’ right to have the vehicle they want and can afford. CEA’s recent “Freedom to Fuel: Consumer Choice in the Automotive Marketplace” report examines how some states are forcing through vehicle mandates without fully considering several important questions that will influence consumer acceptance, such as:

  1. Does the electric power grid have enough power to meet increased demand from EV sales mandates?
  2. How can average Americans afford EVs that cost nearly $15,000 more than traditional vehicles?
  3. Where will the critical minerals necessary for EV’s come from other than China?

The full report is available here.


About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.

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