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Cruz, Scott Introduce Legislation to Transparently Inform Consumers of Ramifications Caused by Widespread Electric Vehicle Use

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) introduce the Directing Independent Research To Yield Carbon Assessment Regarding Electric Vehicles (DIRTY CAR EV) Act, which requires the Comptroller of the United States, the Secretary of Energy, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to coordinate a study on the carbon footprint of electric vehicles and research the ramifications of widespread electric vehicle use on the country’s electrical grids.

Upon introduction, Sen. Cruz said, “American consumers are being sold a deceptive narrative manufactured by the Biden administration to push their radical climate agenda. We need to preserve consumer choice by promoting transparency instead of forcing American families and the automotive industry to abandon fossil fuel vehicles without knowing the environmental impact of electric vehicles. I am proud to lead this important effort with Sen. Rick Scott to ensure the American people have the facts.”

Cosponsors include, Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).

Read the full text of the bill here.