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Sixteen AGs Express ''Great Concern'' Over AM Elimination


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Attorneys general from 16 states sent a letter to the Electric Drive Transportation Assocation and the Zero Emission Transportation Association expressing "great concern regarding the decision of many of your members to eliminate AM radios in electric cars." Attorneys general from Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia signed on to the letter.

The letter said, in part: "According to recent reports, many of your members have decided to stop including AM radios in their automobiles. These manufacturers apparently blame signal interference caused by electric car equipment. Notably, however, multiple electric car manufacturers have decided not to phase out AM radio. These decisions suggest that the real problem is not signal interference but a failure of certain automobile manufacturers to appreciate the importance of AM radio."

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