WASHINGTON STATE VOTERS SUPPORT TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC CARS BY 2030October 7, 2020
Coltura worked with Washington legislators and Yes Clean Cars coalition members on legislation calling for swift electrification of state and local government fleet vehicles.
On April 28, 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a transportation budget bill including the first full-scale analysis of “substantial conversion” to electric of city, county, state, and public transit vehicles. The bill, ESHB 1160, passed 49 to 0 in the Senate and 96 to 2 in the House, and was signed into law by Governor Inslee on May 21, 2019. The relevant provisions are at page 8, beginning on line 24.
Please take a moment to thank your representatives (look up their contact info with this tool) for passing this important bill, by sending the message below, or even better, using your own words.
Subject: Thank you for supporting funding for Public Fleet Electrification study
Thank you for supporting the transportation budget bill, and particularly the public fleet electrification study therein, which studies how Washington state and local governments can achieve a fully electric fleet.
The study is the first step toward developing a plan and requirements for fleet electrification. Electrifying government fleets will benefit Washington citizens by:
- Keeping millions of fuel dollars local instead of going to foreign oil providers
- Saving taxpayers millions of dollars on fuel and maintenance costs each year
- Reducing carbon emissions and air pollution
- Reducing the threat to chinook salmon from toxic petroleum runoff
- Paving the way for Washington to make a complete switch to electric vehicles.
Thank you for your leadership on this issue.
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