Washington State’s New Bill of EVs by 2030 - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  March 30, 2022

Washington State’s New Bill of EVs by 2030

Washington State Governor 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 is known as Clean Cars 2030 and phases out gasoline cars a full five years ahead of California's 2035 deadline.

Passed as part of "Move Ahead Washington," a nearly $17 billion transportation package, Clean Cars 2030 will spur public and private investment in EVs and EV charging infrastructure.

"The war in Ukraine and the burden of high gas prices on families demonstrate the importance of ending our dependence on gasoline and preparing for an all-electric transportation future," said Matthew Metz, co-executive director of Coltura, a nonprofit focused on phasing out the use of gasoline, in a statement. "By targeting 2030 as an end date for the sales of gasoline cars in Washington, Clean Cars 2030 gives confidence to consumers, automakers, utilities, investors, and others that now is the time to go all-in on an all-EV future."

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