The State of Washington has set a goal that all vehicles of model 2030 or later sold, purchased, or registered in the state be electric vehicles.
The bill signed today by Gov. Inslee has made Washington the state with the most ambitious new car target in the nation.
According to Electrek, a similar effort has been made earlier, but at that time, Governor Inslee vetoed it. The main concern was the road usage charge that was included in the bill.
The current EV initiative is part of a $16.9 billion transportation package called “Move Ahead Washington”.
Washington state has relatively clean and cheap electricity compared to other states, mainly due to the high hydropower share.
On the other hand, the state has relatively high gas prices and more public chargers than most states.
This makes the Evergreen State an ideal place to own an electric car.
The biggest downside is the outdated EV fee which the last bill’s road usage could have helped avoid.
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