Radio, Someone Still Loves You

  • A group of 16 AGs wrote a letter to the Electric Drive Transportation Association and the Zero Emission Transportation Association urging electric vehicle manufacturers to keep AM radios in new electric vehicles so that drivers have a way to become apprised of natural disasters and public emergencies.
  • According to the letter, many electric vehicle manufacturers have decided to stop including AM radios in their new vehicles, citing signal interference caused by electric car equipment. The AGs argue that some manufacturers have not eliminated AM radios from their electric vehicles, suggesting signal interference is not necessarily a problem.
  • The AGs urge the manufacturers to keep AM radios in their new vehicles, citing the importance of AM radio in allowing consumers to access the national Emergency Alert System, as well as other programming including free sports broadcasts, local news and weather reports, and political commentary.