Connecticut withdraws plan to ban sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035

Although the state legislature can draft a new proposal, the regulations set to be voted on this week has been pulled from consideration.

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From CT News Junkie.

On the eve of a vote by the evenly-divided Regulation Review Committee, Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to withdraw proposed regulations that would have phased out new gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035.

The withdrawal of the regulation puts to rest weeks of speculation on how the bipartisan regulation review panel would vote on pending emissions regulations that would require auto manufacturers to sell an increasing share of zero-emission vehicles until 2035, when new gas-powered vehicle sales would have been discontinued entirely.

Read the full article at CT New Junkie.

After receiving word about the withdrawal on Monday, November 27, the ATA posted a statement about the state’s rejection of the unworkable mandate.

Following Connecticut’s withdrawal of a plan to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear released the following statement today recognizing the growing number of states that are rejecting California’s unworkable electric-vehicle mandates:

“The tide is turning as state officials across the country wake up to the reality that California’s electric-truck mandates are bad policy that carry serious political consequences. Technically unachievable standards and unrealistic timelines that set the trucking industry and consumers up for failure are not how we achieve our shared goal of further reducing emissions.

“As Connecticut, North Carolina, and Maine have realized, blindly following California’s sure-to-fail approach is not the only option. Ensuring the necessary infrastructure is in place and allowing for a range of technological solutions to prevail, rather than one-size-fits-all mandates, is how we succeed together on the road to zero emissions.

“We’ll continue to work with EPA on a uniform, national standard that accounts for the operational realities of the trucking industry and provides a realistic path forward for the nation.”

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