The Minnesota Court of Appeals hears arguments this morning (Thurs) on a legal challenge to the Walz administration’s “Clean Cars” rules which are patterned after California standards to increase the number of electric vehicles in the state. The Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association is suing and President Scott Lambert says:
“Under the rules Minnesota will have to keep piling up more and more electric cars on dealers’ lots, whether there’s customers for those vehicles or not.”
Walz administration officials argue Minnesota must do its part to stem global warming. Lambert says auto dealers are not opposed to electric vehicles and are preparing for them, but a supply mandate is a backwards way to go, without first having incentives to build more charging stations and other infrastructure.