AFPM launches campaign on EV rules

Source: By Politico • Posted: Monday, February 12, 2024

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is launching a $7 million campaign today in key battleground states bashing the Biden administration’s regulatory efforts to push electric vehicle adoption. AFPM plans to run the ads in D.C. and Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Montana — states where polling it commissioned showed voters oppose “gas car ban policies.”

The campaign is targeting EPA’s proposed tailpipe rule, DOT’s proposed fuel economy standards and EPA’s consideration of California’s waiver request to enforce its rule phasing out gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035. Only the California rule would “ban” gas-powered car sales — the other two federal proposals are performance-based standards designed to push automakers towards selling more EVs.