12 U.S. governors urge Biden to end ICE cars by 2035 in the entire country
Will the U.S. be able to switch to electric power?
The striking decision to ban the sale of new combustion engine cars in Washington State from 2030 has not been without consequences. Twelve American governors have decided to take the matter into their own hands by calling for additional measures on a national scale.
The governors of California, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington sent a letter to President Biden ordering him to act as quickly as possible to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.
In the massive $2 trillion stimulus package announced a few weeks ago, $174 billion will be used to develop electric vehicles through the expansion of charging infrastructure and increased purchase incentives. No ban on the sale of combustion engine cars is yet considered in this plan.
The twelve governors are therefore demanding a total ban on the sale of new combustion engine cars in the United States from 2035. To achieve this ambitious goal, they are calling for an immediate and gradual increase in fuel taxes. An even more advantageous tax regime would also be applied to electric cars.