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Virginia TERMINATES California's electric vehicle mandate, which was being pushed on all 50 stat

•, Lance D Johnson

The influx of EVs over the past ten years was not driven by market demand, but rather by stipulations generated by a bunch of controlling sycophants in California, who think they are saving the planet and know what's best for each person.

Now, for Virginians, the EV mandate will expire at the end of 2024, and automakers can go back to making powerful, off-the-grid engines, without the threat of fines for manufacturers, dealers and consumers. Other states are expected to follow suit and restore freedom of choice for the people.

EV mandate falling apart as Americans seek freedom of choice
The mandate, originating from the California Air Resources Board, was set to take effect January 1, 2025. Using the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set out to apply California's EV mandate for all 50 United States. The fascist scheme uses stringent emissions standards to punish automakers for creating gasoline and diesel-powered engines. The coercive schemes also provide credits to automakers when they develop the government-mandated EVs.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin declared the state's independence from these crony EV mandates. "Once again, Virginia is declaring independence – this time from a misguided electric vehicle mandate imposed by unelected leaders nearly 3,000 miles away from the Commonwealth," said Youngkin. "The idea that government should tell people what kind of car they can or can't purchase is fundamentally wrong. Virginians deserve the freedom to choose which vehicles best fit the needs of their families and businesses. The law is clear, and I am proud to announce Virginians will no longer be forced to live under this out-of-touch policy."