Washington bans the sale of ICE cars from 2030

Hybrids are also concerned

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While the United States plans to move away from ICE cars by 2040, the city of Seattle in Washington State has decided to get a head start by shortening the deadline by ten years. The decision has been made to ban the sale of new combustion and hybrid cars from 2030.

The "Clean Cars 2030" plan has been validated, making Washington State the first to ban combustion and hybrid cars from its territory, while California and Massachusetts have made the decision for 2035. From the next decade, only electric and hydrogen cars will be allowed to be sold in local dealerships.

There will be exceptions, however. Washington is aware that emergency vehicles cannot yet adopt such technologies for obvious efficiency and safety reasons. On the other hand, commercial vehicles over 4.5 tonnes will also be spared from this future regulation.

A road use tax will also be introduced at this time to replace the fuel tax. Each motorist will pay an amount according to the distance travelled in the year in the State, with multiplying coefficients proportional to the mass of each vehicle.

Photo credits Toyota

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Comments (109)

  • So if I live in Washington I drive to Oregon(next state south) and buy a gas guzzling truck then drive it back to Washington. Done and done. Real effective law. Until Washington (the Federal Government not the un-state Washington D.C.) bans the sale of ICE this law means nothing. Toothless. Waste of ink and paper.

      16 days ago
  • This is so dumb

      16 days ago
  • JUST POLITICS.

      16 days ago
    • Entire towns in Oregon and Washington being destroyed every year by wildfires isn't politics.

        16 days ago
    • But attributing natural disasters to mankind's "sins" against Mother Earth certainly qualifies as superstitious ancient pagan politics. Science was supposed to take us out of the dark agesโ€”not lead us back into paganism.

        16 days ago
  • And we thought the homeless crisis on the west coast couldn't get any worse...

    Tune in by 2030 to see the exciting outcome!

      16 days ago
  • Will infrastructure be ready? Will all multi unit living have a charging points for each parking spot? Does the state have a plan for in state battery disposal or is the waste being shipped somewhere else? Itโ€™s easy to force the issue at the retail level. I hope they are ready or the state could face grid failures like the near miss in Texas a few months ago.

      16 days ago
    • Eh, just chuck it in the back alley. Itโ€™ll be fine.

        16 days ago
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