Myron Ebell

Most Recent Articles by Myron Ebell:

“More realistic fuel rule would cut traffic fatalities and lower gas prices”

Aug 2, 2018 — Myron Ebell

WASHINGTON,  D.C.  The Trump Administration has proposed to halt the steady increases in auto fuel economy standards that were part of backroom deals made the Obama Administration, with California, and automakers in 2009-12. 

In doing so, the administration has struck a blow for consumer choice that will be good news for drivers planning or hoping to buy a new car in the next decade.  That’s because the mileage mandate is one of the main causes of rapidly rising vehicle prices.

It’s time to yank Tesla’s direct line to the U.S. treasury

Jul 31, 2016 — Myron Ebell

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Should you spot a Tesla electric car on the road, see if the driver is smiling.  He should be smiling at you, for contributing $7500 to the purchase price of his luxury automobile.

That’s because every Tesla Model S or X —  which range in price from $66,000 to $150,000 — qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit.  And many states offer additional incentives for buying electric vehicles.

It’s time for taxpayers to stop subsidizing status symbols for the wealthy.

Auto industry and motorists prime victim of Feds over-regulation

Jun 18, 2015 — Myron Ebell

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Over-regulation is slowing growth, stifling innovation and costing jobs across the economy.  The auto industry is the prime example.