QOTD: What Automotive-Related Policy Would You Like the Next Congress to Pursue?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
qotd what automotive related policy would you like the next congress to pursue

The midterm elections were yesterday, and I'm thinking about politics. You probably are, too.

Like it or not, politics affects the automotive industry. While it's still a bit unclear how the House and Senate will shake out, consider this an opportunity. If you could ask any politician who just got elected or reelected about the auto industry, what questions would you ask them about policy? What requests would you have for them?

What policies would you keep and what would you change?

This can extend down to the state and local levels, too.

For the sake of civility and our moderator's sanity, please avoid partisan mudslinging. We're asking for civil, intellectual discussion of policies that affect the automotive industry -- fuel-economy regs, dealer-franchise laws, EV requirements, et cetera.

Ad hominem attacks and insults will not be tolerated. Oh, and stick to cars, please. There are other places to discuss, say, abortion or education.

That warning now clear, proceed. What say you, B and B?

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  • Funky D Funky D on Nov 09, 2022

    Right to repair is a must.

    Dial CAFE back to a reasonable level or eliminate it altogether as it has ridiculously distorted the auto market and made things worse by killing the large car market and boosting the truck market.

    Strong privacy protections WRT data collected by automotive electronics.

  • Oberkanone Oberkanone on Nov 09, 2022

    Allow private citizens to import vehicles without complying with US safety or emissions regulations if they were manufactured during past 5 years. Import limit of 1 vehicle per person in a 5 year period.

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    • Jeff S Jeff S on Nov 10, 2022

      Agree it would be great but it will not happen. HIgh new and used vehicles with shortages it would make sense to import vehicles especially more affordable ones.

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Nov 10, 2022

    Abolish corporate fleet MPG averages and abolish all incentives for Hybrid and EV vehicles. Period. Let the owners of these pay for their own damn way!

  • Robert F Robert F 6 days ago

    Stop dealerships from charging ridiculous DOC fees. I've seen them up to $800 now. And they don't tell you till the deal is done. If not stopping them at least make them clearly post an "out the door" price