Governor Walz and the MPCA have opted to put unnecessary restrictions in place without any input from lawmakers. Forcing Minnesotans to buy expensive electric vehicles that may not meet their family or business needs is not a solution to tackling climate change or boosting the economy.

These rules could affect the pocketbooks of countless Minnesota families by increasing the upfront cost of new vehicles and making it harder to find the vehicles that drivers want and need. These unnecessary new restrictions are bad for Minnesota and bad for Minnesota families.