With the kick-off to National Drive Electric Week and the celebration of the electric vehicle (EV) about to start later this week, if we do not take urgent action on H.B. 6233, we will be taking a serious back-step to greater EV adoption in Michigan—and we certainly won’t be celebrating.
Tell your Representatives NO to H.B. 6233.
H.B. 6233 would essentially prohibit any new auto manufacturer—including Rivian, Lordstown, Lucid, and others—from selling directly to consumers in Michigan, and would prohibit these manufacturers from servicing their vehicles in Michigan, and prohibit test rides and drives of their vehicles too. Not only does this bill prohibit these manufacturers from participating in the “free market” by a state, but it also hurts Michigan consumers. The bill would damage consumer choice for EVs—requiring consumers to go out of state to test drive these vehicles before purchase or to have service performed on the EV—all significantly impacting EV sales in Michigan.
Several states already have laws that allow EV manufacturers to sell directly to consumers: California, Illinois, Florida, Missouri, Massachusetts and Oregon. The trend is to open states, not close them off to new investment by EV manufacturers who wish to increase sales of these vehicles.
Take action now and say NO to H.B. 6233.
A committee hearing is planned for Tuesday, September 22nd, and the bill could get a full House vote on Thursday this week.
Even the academic community in Michigan opposes this bill. They state, “This Bill is bad policy, bad for the state of Michigan, bad for Michigan consumers and manufacturers, bad for the environment, bad for innovation, and probably unconstitutional.”
More on the bill, background and comments from Rivian and the American Lung Association can be read here.
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