WASHINGTON, D.C., November 2, 2023—American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today filed comments in opposition to New Mexico’s proposed regulations to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) standards through 2032. If finalized, these regulations would require roughly 82% of all new passenger cars and trucks sold in New Mexico to be electric in less than 10 years, massively restricting sales of gasoline, diesel, flex fuel and hybrid vehicles.
AFPM’s comments to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) caution against following California:
“New Mexico families that depend upon affordable, reliable transportation, particularly lower-income households, [would be] negatively impacted with higher costs, reduced energy security and fewer vehicle choices to meet their needs.”
AFPM members are committed to reducing the carbon intensity of fuels and vehicles. Our country needs a diverse mix of technologies, including liquid transportation fuels and electric vehicles, to meet the needs of consumers and uphold our collective national and energy security.
AFPM’s full comments to the New Mexico NMED are available here.
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is the leading trade association representing the makers of the fuels that keep us moving, the petrochemicals that are the essential building blocks for modern life, and the midstream companies that get our feedstocks and products where they need to go. We make the products that make life better, safer and more sustainable — we make progress.