RICHMOND, VA – In response to Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s and Attorney General Jason Miyares’ announcement that Virginia will not be adopting California’s car ban, Consumer Energy Alliance’s Southeast Executive Director Kevin Doyle issued the following statement:

“We applaud Governor Youngkin and Attorney General Miyares for endorsing consumer choice in Virginia’s automotive marketplace. Virginians should be able to purchase the vehicle that fits their mobility needs, not the needs of unelected California regulators by banning the purchase of new gas-powered cars and trucks.”

“For a fleet of 7.6 million electric vehicles in Virginia, this would have meant building four additional Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farms to generate the necessary electricity this mandate would have required.”

CEA’s 2023 Freedom to Fuel: Consumer Choice in the Automotive Marketplace report details how electric vehicle mandates will force consumers into paying more in overall transportation costs and create potentially catastrophic pressure on the electric grid. It also examines key constraints that must be addressed by policymakers before widespread EV adoption can successfully occur, including infrastructure build-out, the ability of electric generation to meet increased demand and critical mineral scarcity.


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.

Bryson Hull
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