Experts continue to warn that electric vehicle (EV) mandates threaten the U.S. grid. Additionally, U.S. grid operators have warned of the potential for blackouts if the switch to renewable energy isn’t slowed down. Nevertheless, EV proponents continue to support their swift adoption in California (where last week residents were asked to NOT charge EVs to protect the grid) as well as in 14 other states. Of course, earlier this year, California had passed an EV mandate which may obviously now be causing some to seriously rethink that decision. Of course, California isn’t the only state to have a mandate – earlier this year, Washington passed one too. Plenty more states seem to considering them as well.
California’s 2035 EV Mandate Being Debated In More Than Dozen States
by Tyler Durden
More than a dozen states are now debating whether to adopt California’s radical green-vehicle initiative, which bans all gasoline-powered new car sales by 2035.
Fox News reported seventeen states could soon be on a path to follow the Golden State’s emission standards.
Several of the 17 states are likely to move forward with the plan, including Washington, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. California’s restrictions are the strictest in the country, mandating that all new vehicles run on either electricity or hydrogen by 2035.
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, the District of Columbia, and Rhode Island are other states that might consider the new emission standards.