New bill outlines a longer path to zero-emission vehicle rules

Proposed legislation requires "Zero-Emission Vehicle Roadmap" and creates 40-member coordinating council in Connecticut.

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From the CT Mirror.

Unwilling or unable to implement clean-air regulations committing Connecticut to zero-emission vehicles by 2035, legislators are regrouping with a proposal mandating the administration of Gov. Ned Lamont find a new path forward.

A bill filed this week would require the administration to deliver by Nov. 15 a “Zero-Emission Vehicle Roadmap,” and it would create a 40-member Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Coordinating Council to assess the road ahead.

Lamont expressed disappointment Thursday in the measure, drafted as a compromise to proposed regulations that would have kept Connecticut with California and other states that have mandated automakers phase out sales of new gas-powered vehicles over the next decade.

Read the full article on the CT Mirror website.

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