State Sets 2030 for EV Transition

By Staff Writer March 29, 2022 418

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a bill setting a date of 2030 for all new cars registered in the state to be electric. The measure, known as Clean Cars 2030, sets the most aggressive state target in the U.S. for the phaseout of gasoline cars – a full five years ahead of California’s 2035 deadline – and establishes an interagency council tasked with creating a plan for achieving the 2030 target.

Passed as part of a nearly $17 billion transportation package, Clean Cars 2030 will push public and private investment in EVs and EV charging infrastructure and help Washingtonians save money on vehicle fuel and maintenance while enjoying cleaner air and water.

“Clean Cars 2030 outlines a clear path forward for the future of the electric vehicle transition in our state,” said state Sen. Marko Liias. “This part of our Move Ahead Washington plan will create a timeline with the data, tools, and guidelines that every sector from governments to businesses can plan for with confidence.”

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