According to an article in TTNews.Com, a group of rural states, transportation planners, farmers, and electric utilities have expressed concern about the potential consumer and business costs associated with a federal proposal aimed at expanding use of electric vehicles and curtailing the prevalence of internal combustion engines. The states argue that the loss of revenue from gasoline taxes would make it more difficult to maintain roads, and that EVs are not well-suited for all climates, especially in rural areas. They also worry that the proposal would disproportionately harm businesses in rural areas.

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