November 30, 2020

November 2020 Gasoline Phaseout News

States, including California, Washington, New York and New Jersey, are moving forward with aggressive new regulations and bills to phase out sales of new gas cars by 2030 or 2035. Regions are stepping up, too. Silicon Valley is seeking to cut gasoline consumption in the region 50% by 2030, and Los Angeles aims to have 80% of new vehicles sold be electric by 2028.
October 7, 2020

WASHINGTON STATE VOTERS SUPPORT TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC CARS BY 2030

A new poll from Yale University, George Mason University and Climate Nexus finds 59 percent of Washington voters support a policy that would require cars and light trucks of model year 2030 or later be electric in order to be registered in Washington state.
September 30, 2020

September 2020 Gasoline Phaseout News

Uber has pledged that vehicles on its ride-hailing platform will be zero-emission by 2030 in the United States, Canada and Europe, and across the globe  by 2040. The company has 5 million drivers worldwide. It vowed to contribute $800 million through 2025 to help drivers switch to battery-powered vehicles, including discounts for vehicles bought or leased from its partner automakers, which currently include General Motors and the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. Uber competitor Lyft has already made a similar commitment to have 100% EVs on its platform by 2030.
August 31, 2020

August 2020 Gasoline Phaseout News

Coltura has published a law review article in the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law identifying for the first time a legal path for all states to mandate that all new vehicles be electric. (It was previously thought that only California had legal authority to mandate EVs.) Coltura’s research discloses that state EV mandates can withstand federal preemption challenges if the reasons for enacting them are within the state’s authority. Such reasons include electric grid benefits, increased jobs and economic development, reduced storm water pollution from gasoline drips and leaks at gas stations, savings to consumers on vehicle maintenance, and downward pressure on electricity rates. States should avoid justifying electrification mandates on grounds within the federally-controlled areas of emissions reduction and fuel economy.
August 7, 2020

A CHEAP, EASY BOOST TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE ADOPTION: HIGHWAY SIGNAGE

The pressure’s on. Gasoline is California’s biggest source of carbon emissions and air pollution. The state must drastically reduce gasoline use in the next 5 to 10 years to have a chance of protecting its climate and air quality. If it fails, the climate, health and economic impacts of vehicle emissions will continue to be borne disproportionately by people of color.   
A CHEAP, EASY BOOST TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE ADOPTION: HIGHWAY SIGNAGE
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