Gas-powered cars face 2030 ban in new Washington state legislation
The Clean Cars 2030 Bill amounted a handful of cosigners in the state house and senate so far.
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Mark Washington down as the fourth state that may ban the sale of cars powered by fossil fuels in the coming years. The Clean Cars 2030 Bill found its way back to the state legislatures on Monday where it amassed a handful of state representatives and senators to support it this time.
The bill calls for all new vehicles sold and licensed in the state to be zero-emissions come 2030. Used vehicles are exempt in the
, but the bill would bar anyone from registering a new vehicle made in 2030 that runs on gasoline or diesel. Coltura, a group that supports the legislation, said just under 31% of the state's total emissions come from personal vehicles and linked the legislation to health and economic benefits. Though, a nine-year transition timeframe is mighty quick, the legislation as it stands would exempt emergency vehicles and vehicles that weigh over 10,000 pounds.