State Of Washington Looks To Ban Most Fossil Fueled Vehicle Sales By 2030

If elected Republicans had any brains, any fighting spirit, they’d submit legislation requiring all lawmakers, the governor, appointed and elected executive office officials, and their staffs to be banned from using fossil fuels for travel

Washington state plans to ban most non-electric vehicles by 2030

electric vehicleWashington state plans to ban most non-electric vehicles by 2030, according to a newly signed bill by Gov. Jay Inslee.

The bill says that all vehicles of the model year 2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in the state must be electric.

“On or before December 31, 2023, the interagency electric vehicle coordinating council … shall complete a scoping plan for achieving the 2030 target,” it reads.

The bill covers a lot of transportation issues in the state and is a part of a larger $16.9 billion transportation package called “Move Ahead Washington,” which Inslee described as a way to create more efficient transportation options.

Too make it clear. any 2030 model and beyond that is publicly or privately owned passenger vehicles and light trucks must be electric (section 415 page 88). As in ones that run strictly on batteries or hydrogen technologies. Hybrids would not qualify, even plugin hybrids.

If this is so important why wait 8 years? Why doesn’t Inslee start right now for himself?

Also included in the transportation package is funding for four new hybrid-electric ferries, thousands of electric vehicle charging stations, 25 transit electrification projects across the state, as well as free fares for riders 18 and younger on public transportation systems, according to a Medium post the governor wrote on Friday.

Average citizens of the state will soon find themselves only able to take the bus. How many will leave the state? What’s the chance that those in the eastern part of the state start pushing really, really hard to break away from the unhinged climate cult part of the state? For the rest, well, you voted for this, now you get to see how this works when moving from theory to practice.

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15 Responses to “State Of Washington Looks To Ban Most Fossil Fueled Vehicle Sales By 2030”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Once again. Politicians feeling good about their making decisions today that won’t take effect until 7 years from now. They get all the virtue signaling with non of the consequences.

  2. Dana says:

    Section 415 states:

    (1) A target is established for the state that all publicly owned and privately owned passenger and light duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in Washington state be electric vehicles.
    (2) On or before December 31, 2023, the interagency electric vehicle coordinating council created in section 428 of this act shall complete a scoping plan for achieving the 2030 target.

    What, exactly, does “a target is established” mean? It looks to me as though the “interagency electric vehicle coordinating council” established in Section 428, considering the goals established in Section 429, is primarily advisory, coming up with plans on how to do this.

    If this actually became law, it looks like the good people in the northwest will be buying model year 2029 cars as fast as they can be produced!

  3. Hairy says:

    Teach the reason that the switch to EVs can not be done immediately is because EV production can not even keep up with the current customer demand. Ford EVs are back ordered for 3 years right now. Ford is trying to build new factories for EVs as fast as they can with an investment if 11 billion in 4 new factories.. GM and Chrysler are trying to play catch up to Ford. EV sales in the USA go up 50% each year, because “Americans don’t want an EV” Hertz has ordered 100000 Teslas to be delivered this year because ????? Asking why we can not do the switch immediately does show aack of understanding about “supply” : they simply can’t be built fast enough right now. The USA is already lagging on development in what will be the future of transportation, compared to China and Europe. The end of Litium ion batteries is alresdy on the horizon.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Hairy: “The end of Litium ion batteries is alresdy on the horizon.”

      So is the end of America with closed minded, narrow minded one size fits all fascists like you running the show. We should be open minded enough to realize if some people want Corvettes (like me) and some want Teslas (like you) the market should and will react to that demand. For some reason you also neglect to see the production of enough electricity needs to be addressed. Currently pin wheels and mirrors will not provide enough power over and above what we currently consume to charge up 300 million Teslas two maybe three times a day let alone our trucking and mass transit needs. Can’t happen.

      Once again you leftist miss the point since you are despots by inclination. If you have to FORCE everyone into an EV by law, like forcing them to be fake vaxxed, people smell a rat. If it was any good you wouldn’t need force to sell it. Do Democrats need force to get people to eat Chick-fil-A, shop at WalMart, buy computers/cell phones/TV’s? No. They sell themselves. If Teslas and other EV’s are any good you commies wouldn’t need tax breaks, compliance laws or other force to sell them. We’d buy them cause we want them.

      BTW, a friend of mine who is a regional manager for a major car rental company informed me they put “provisional” orders for EV’s as a “just in case” measure in case the crazy politicians pass stupid laws they have their cars reserved. They actually do not expect to take delivery of said cars because of electric supply problems. So you can take that as you may. I’m sure his company is not alone in carving out units based on future outcomes.

    • Jl says:

      Gee, John, that’s what happens when something is mandated like it is now in several states. If they’re so good, why the mandates?

  4. Bunkerville says:

    U.S. NHTSA reinstates billions in fines on gas-guzzling automakers

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled that heightened fines on automakers that fail to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy requirements on 2019 and later vehicles would be reinstated. The decision is a big hit to high-polluting automakers and the lobby group that supports them, and a win for EV makers.

    Trump had waived the requirement. More good news.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Good news for who? The Democrat billionaires who get kickbacks? The rich politicians who invest in it? Surely not for the working man who will be paying more and more and more for everything from autos to zucchini. Even the poor will get a big bump to cove the increase from their patrons the leftist (with working mans money of course) so basically everybody makes money but the guy in the middle. The deplorable. The bitter clingers. The non-essentials. Gotta love the casual cruelty of the left.

      FJB and his son too!

      Russian General Jusky Smoletovich claims he was beaten up outside Ukrainian bio lab by two Nazis who poured vodka and caviar over him and yelled “This is NATO Country!”

  5. H says:

    You want a Corvette? Chevrolet said they expect to be able to offer an EV Corvette in 2 years. An EV Firebird may take longer
    I do not expect that the USA will be fully renewable based energy tomorrow. I do expect that renewables will steadily increase from their current 21% to at least 42% by 2050. Although at 70+ it will not impact me very much except possibly a cost savings.
    “LG Brandon” no one else posting here chooses to create as weak a straw man argument as you……… except Teach.
    lol likewise misuse the word fascist as often as “you” …… or Teach. Dictionaries usually define fascist as being right wing . Things like that are sort of unique, like a signature.
    You never seemed to bitch much when Trump gave those (democrat) billionaires a 2 trillion dollar tax cut did you? It is the left that wants to tax billionaires not the right.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Quite honestly Hairy I really don’t care what dictionaries “usually” define fascists as. I can only define fascists by what I’ve read about and observed in history (unlike leftists trying to define a woman) and I have observed that all fascists derived from socialist beginnings such as Mussolini and Hitler who both started their political careers as socialists. Similarly I find trying to distinguish between a fascist and a communist almost impossible so if you’d rather me call you a communist I can accommodate. Both are on the left. Both are forms of government/economics that deny freedom especially to property rights including one’s most valuable property: oneself. Both have done nothing of value in history unless you consider leaving piles of dead bodies in their wake something of value.

      You can define fascism any way you like but the fact is fascists just like their cosmic partners communists devalue life, liberty and property and that is the antithesis of what our republic stands for.

      Trump as you and your butt buddy dOwd seem unable to get off your minds, gave everybody who pays taxes a tax cut. I make about $160,000 a year so I got less of a tax cut than Bill Gates and more than your average Democrat patron sleeping and shitting on the street. Oh wait, they don’t pay taxes so that’s unfair. For some reason all you leftists be ye fascists or commies seem to believe the government is entitled to the fruits of a mans labor. I do not. Whether that man be a prince or a pauper what he earns belongs to him and when people like you send your Gestapo to steal it from him that is what I call theft. And fascism. Abraham Lincoln (I think) once said something like you cannot build up the poor by stealing from the rich. But then he was a Republican, anti slavery and very pro republic so you could never agree with a guy like that.

      I too expect renewables to increase and improve as time and technology goes on. That’s partly why I see no reason to force or bribe or coerce anyone to participate in them if they choose not to. Sadly it seems you leftists always opt for the use of some sort of force rather than proving with actions and deeds the benefit of your ideas. And like you do, take any rejection of those ideas as a personal insult. It’s as if you are only validated as a person if all others agree with you. I guess that’s why your fellow travelers feel so compelled to shut down YouTube, Facebook, Twitter et al to any opinion other than their approved version. I see censoring these modern day soapboxes as the same as Nazis burning books. First you guys try to kill the ideas then if that won’t work you move on to killing the people who have those ideas. It’s the way you’ve always worked. As Che, Castro, Kim, Mao, Stalin or any of them. And the followers like you become even more fanatical and rabid than your crazed leaders. That’s when shit really gets scary.

      Finally, I already have a Corvette. A 2015. I just bought (last Saturday) a new 2022 Corvette Stingray Premium. I will pick it up this afternoon. I would not want an EV Vette. No Varooom! just buzzzzz. That’s not a Corvette, that’s like my golf cart we use down here to scoot around.

      • UnkleC says:

        LGB, maybe Hairy’s dictionary means the ‘right wing of the communist party’?
        Ooh, a 2022 Premium, nice! Wish I fit a ‘vette comfortably, nice rides.

  6. Hairy says:

    Wow a brand hew Corvrtte!! So cool. Obviously not everyone is all thst concerned about gas prices.
    Of course it will take you TWICE as long to get to 60mph as the best Tesla. Does so soientky.
    Are you a middle aged man hoping to have now whst you couldn’t afford when younger?
    Lol how do you feel now about Obama saving GM during the Bush recession by loaning them 40 billion that they paid back with interest. Was that fascism or socialism? QWas he right in saving them. Or was that bad socialism. Did that force you later to buy a subsidized Corvette?

  7. Hairy says:

    Say Teach or Brandon or whomever did you see thst Porsche just broke the 2800 mile LA to NY shortest time chsrging record? The TOTAL time spent chsrhing for tge dtick Tsycan with optional ba/etc was less than 2.5 hours.
    Using a 350kW charger took 22 minutes to go from 6% to 82 %.that was his fastest charge time
    EV tech gets better every month

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      I did not see that but I will be looking for it. EV tech does and should be getting better every day considering the vast amounts of money being sunk into it by inventors, manufactures and sadly, government. That’s not the problem though, Hairy. The problem is keeping up with the demand on our electric production and grid. We cannot generate and supply on a reliable 24/7/365 bases enough electricity for our growing population of filthy illegals (that’s for Zachriel) heating and housing and manufacturing and all those products including food, medicine and fertilizer that fossil fuels create if we don’t continue to utilize our own resources including oil, gas and nuclear. Period. That does not include the increase in demand by EV’s of all shapes and sizes. Like I said, pin wheels and mirrors ain’t gonna do it. We need nuclear and if the “environmentalists” can’t work that out with the “climatists” they and we are in for a hard landing in reality when the lights, operating rooms, refrigerators and and transportation stop working.

      Or you all can just blame Trump and start with your next “crisis”.

      FJB and his pervert kid. LOL

  8. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    A U.S. Senate candidate yesterday stated that U.S. Congress members should not be able to own or trade stocks.

    It is absolutely unconscionable that federal and state politicos can make decisions that benefit their finances.

  9. Dcat says:

    I’m glad I left that commie state! Just met another one that did the same! Now in the country of paradise! Loving every min!

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