Remember that old joke where the guy asks the Pope about the church's views on sex and the punch line is, "You no play da game, you no make da rules."
If you don't engage in an activity it is implicit in that arrangement that you are detached from the details of the endeavor. You are remote and hence have no skin in the game.
That's why this little tidbit is important. This powerful but petty little man doesn't own a car yet he regulates to force you into an over-priced little electric gizmo heavily subsidized with tax dollars while he simultaneously conspires to see the price for your vehicle fuel at the local retail outlet double on the way to Euro-incredible pricing.