Washington Considers Gas Vehicle Sales Ban

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Feb. 4, 2021—The Washington state legislature is considering The Clean Cars 2030 Bill which would ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles, CNET reported.

The bill calls for all new vehicles sold and licensed in the state to be zero-emissions come 2030. Used vehicles are exempt in the legislation, but the bill would bar anyone from registering a new vehicle made in 2030 that runs on gasoline or diesel. 

Washington is the fourth state that is considering such legislation. California and Massachusetts banned the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 and New Jersey is mulling a 2035 date. 

This comes at a time when many vehicle manufacturers are pledging dates to reach zero emissions. General Motors made its announcement last week.

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