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Electric vehicle mandate isn’t proving to be practical – Pacific Research Institute

Electric vehicle mandate isn’t proving to be practical

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When Gov. Gavin Newsom issued his electric vehicle mandate, the deadline was almost 15 years away. It’s now a little more than 11 years down the road. Is there enough time to hit the target? Let’s look at the facts.

Newsom’s executive order, which requires “all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California” to be “zero-emission vehicles” by 2035, was announced in September 2020. It was approved in August 2022 by the unelected California Air Resources Board, which called its blessing “codification.” If all goes as planned, there will be more than 15 million electric vehicles on California roads in 2035, since plug-in EVs are the only practical substitutes that meet the ZEV standard.

But that doesn’t mean they are practical in a wider sense.

Click to read the full article in Bakersfield Californian. 

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