COLUMBUS – State Representative Josh Williams (R-Sylvania) resolution against forced consumer vehicle technology mandates had its first hearing in the House Transportation Committee Tuesday.
The resolution expresses support for Ohioans to choose their own type of vehicle and pushes back against government mandates for electric vehicles for consumers.
“Electric vehicles are expensive,” said Williams. “With an average cost of $58,000 for a new electric vehicle, we can not allow government mandates of EV vehicles that will force Ohioans deeper into debt. Not to mention, our power grid, at its current state, can not handle the forced demand for electricity. Ohio consumers should have right to choose the vehicle that is best for them.”
Ohio has a rich history with automotive manufacturing from Jeep, Honda, Chevrolet and Ford all calling the state home for the production of their vehicles. The production of electric vehicles requires less labor potentially leading to the loss of jobs that contribute to more than $12.1 billion annually in labor income.