Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:57

Washington State Passes Law Establishing 2030 Target for Phasing Out Gasoline Vehicles


...the automotive industry has accelerated the shift away from gasoline cars. GM announced plans to sell only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035, Ford said it would only sell EVs in Europe by 2030, BMW's MINI sub-division pledged to be EV-only by 2030, and Volvo committed to selling only EVs by 2030.


The 2030 target will be integrated into planning and financial decision-making by a broad group of government, automaker, utility and other stakeholders. It will take full effect when 75% of vehicles on the road are subject to a road usage charge, a development which is expected within the next several years.


Coltura spearheaded a diverse coalition of more than 25 organizations advocating for the bill's passage, including leading environmental, social justice and faith groups across the state. The date certain established in the bill for the transition away from gasoline vehicles also attracted the support of the automotive and business community, including an endorsement from the Washington State Auto Dealers Association.


Source: Coltura


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