by Danny Westneat, Seattle Times
The idea of banning new gas cars, formerly seen as too aggressive and radical, is picking up steam in Washington state:
- Ten Washington legislators introduced House Bill 2515, which aims to ban the registration of any new gas-powered passenger or light-duty trucks, starting ten years from now, in 2030
- The bill excludes emergency vehicles and equipment over 10,000 lbs
- HB 2515 allows the reselling of older model gas powered vehicles in 2030 and after
Transitioning from internal combustion engine cars to electric vehicles is a key component of The Climate Center’s sustainable mobility work.