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Driving Force Action is fighting to stop the EPA and states from meddling with our cars and we want you to join us.

Driving Force Action is rallying car enthusiasts and automotive businesses to counter federal and state bans on internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, which threaten consumer choice and automotive culture.

Keep Your Bans Off My IceSixteen states have adopted California’s stringent emission policies to phase out ICE vehicles within the next decade, and the federal government proposes that two-thirds of new cars and a quarter of new trucks be electric by 2032. We believe true innovation arises from preserving consumer choice and fostering creativity, not from imposing bans on ICE vehicles. The resistance began in Virginia, where Governor Glenn Youngkin just said no to a government-knows-best ban on gas powered cars, and now we are expanding our efforts nationwide, educating voters across the country about what President Biden’s gas car ban will mean for consumers.

While Driving Force Action supports the development of electric vehicles (EVs), we advocate for a balanced approach that includes various fuel innovations to protect the right to drive and modify cars without undue government interference. Our coalition celebrates the integral role of cars in American culture, emphasizing the need for policies that value both environmental progress and automotive passion. We stand for progress driven by choice and creativity, aiming to shape a future where innovation and the spirit of the open road coexist. By joining Driving Force Action, supporters become part of a movement dedicated to defending the freedom to drive and celebrating the art and culture of the American car.

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VICTORY—VIRGINIA OPTS OUT OF ICE BAN

Governor Youngkin Says No To Government-Knows-Best Ban On Gas Powered Cars.

ARLINGTON, VA—On behalf of main street Virginian families, Driving Force Action (DFA) thanks Governor Youngkin and Attorney General Miyares for refusing to participate in California’s government-knows-best ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles.

The Virginia Governor’s announcement is the culmination of DFA’s year-long campaign in Virginia to block California’s electric vehicle (EV) mandates. Electric vehicles may be part of our vehicle technology future, but they are not the only option. Unfair government EV mandates will stifle innovation, risk tens of thousands of American jobs, and force Virginians into vehicles many of us cannot afford.

“This is an important victory for all Virginians. California’s unilateral ban on gas-powered cars imposes additional financial risks and burdens on all Virginians by taking away our ability to choose what car is best for us. Governor Youngkin’s announcement is a rare victory for the little guy – small businesses and consumers,” said Scot Crockett, spokesperson for DFA.

Virginia is the first of 17 “CARB” states to effectively disassociate itself from California standards that eliminate the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. DFA will be working in the months ahead to persuade other states to follow Virginia’s lead.

Driving Force Action, a political action committee, endorsed four Virginia candidates in 2023. Three of them Emily Brewer, Danny Diggs and Tara Durant are currently state senators, further underscoring the overwhelming sentiment of American voters that government bans on gas-powered cars are a non-starter.

Driving Force Action.org is a nationwide alliance of gearheads, car enthusiasts, and small automotive businesses ready to fight to defend our freedom to drive. To learn more, go to https://drivingforceaction.org/.

Read the full news release from Governor Youngkin: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/news-releases/2024/june/name-1028520-en.html

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.

– Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin

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Why it matters: It's the second bankruptcy for an EV company founded by former BMW and Aston Martin designer Henrik Fisker, whose vehicles have earned critical plaudits for their design but have failed to generate commercial success.

Driving the news: Fisker filed for Chapter 11 in a Delaware federal court, saying it's "in advanced discussions with financial stakeholders" to obtain financing and to sell itself.

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A Blow Against California’s EV Tyranny - Sixteen states and D.C. have signed on to California’s latest unworkable mandate for zero-emission vehicles.  Virginia is the first of those to abandon California’s regulations. That’s a win for the state, its workers and its businesses.
 
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We have now officially launched our multi-state campaign to support candidates who oppose EV Mandates! 

Help us preserve your vehicle choice by allowing consumers, not the government, to decide which cars we can drive. 

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Virginia Exits the California EV Way - 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗚𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗼𝗺’𝘀 𝗴𝗮𝘀-𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗿 𝗯𝗮𝗻.
 
Gov. Glenn Youngkin said his state won’t phase out sales of gas-powered vehicles, despite a 2021 law that might have set Virginia on course to ban them by 2035, as California will. “The idea that government should tell people what kind of car they can or can’t purchase is fundamentally wrong,” he said.

Mr. Youngkin has the public on his side. A December poll found that 57% of Virginians want to repeal the vehicle mandates, compared with 30% who prefer to keep them in place. Ditching the mandates will give consumers a choice of EVs or gas-powered cars, which will help low-income buyers in particular. As for Mr. Newsom, check back in a decade to see where his forced EV march has led the Golden State.

Read the full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-electric-vehicles-california-rules-glenn-youngkin-gavin-newsom-82a496a1
VICTORY—VIRGINIA OPTS OUT OF ICE BAN

Governor Youngkin Says No To Government-Knows-Best Ban On Gas Powered Cars. 

Read our press release here: https://bit.ly/3RakR4g
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Driving Force Actionis dedicated to upholding the joy of driving and safeguarding the future for auto enthusiasts everywhere. If you’re a devoted car lover, a gearhead, a car mechanic, or even an auto business owner, you’ve found your community. Our purpose is simple: to defend your right to drive or modify your car and relish the thrill of being behind the wheel.

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DFA KEY GOALS:

Preserve Freedom on the Road

In a world of rapidly shifting government regulations and silly efforts to ban the internal combustion engine (“ICE bans”), the thrill of the open road is at stake. What started with 16 states adopting California’s emissions policies to ban the internal combustion engine has escalated to a national campaign.

Federal and state governments are now proposing a radical shift towards electric vehicles, sidelining internal combustion engines. We believe that innovation thrives when choice is preserved. Progress doesn’t come from prohibition; it’s fueled by exploration and creativity.

Catalyze Change in Virginia and Beyond

We started our resistance in Virginia, where Governor Glen Youngkin promised to reverse the ridiculous law that would phase out gas vehicles by 2035. And, in June, he delivered! Now we are expanding our nationwide alliance of car enthusiasts, gearheads, and small automotive businesses fighting to defend our freedom to ride by educating voters across the country about what President Biden’s gas car ban will mean for consumers.

Honor American Automotive Culture

Driving Force Action is more than a movement – it’s a celebration of the car’s role in our culture. It’s the rush of wind, the gleam of chrome, and the thrill of discovery that connects us. For over a century, the American car has inspired countless hearts, and our aim is to ensure that legacy lives on.

Balance Progress and Passion

Our commitment goes beyond the past; it’s about forging a balanced future. We understand the significance of safeguarding automotive industry jobs and supporting those who rely on their vehicles for their livelihoods. Our advocacy encompasses diverse fuel innovations, including electric vehicles, hydrogen, and alternative fuels.

Driving Force Action stands for progress driven by choice, for a symphony of engines that inspire generations, and for the freedom to revel in the art of driving. Together we can protect our right to drive, and shape a future where innovation and the spirit of the open road coexist. Welcome to Driving Force Action – where tradition meets the road ahead.

Driving Force Action is a project of the Specialty Equipment Market Association