Washington State will be banning gas cars, according to an announcement by Governor Jay Inslee.
Governor Inslee announced this month that Washington state will ban sales of new gasoline cars by 2035. The news comes on the heels of California announcing that they will be adopting the same legislation.
This is a critical milestone in our climate fight. Washington set in law a goal for all new car sales to be zero emissions by 2030 and we’re ready to adopt California’s regs by end of this year. https://t.co/r6jchISD7O
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) August 24, 2022
“We look forward to partnering with California and the Biden Administration to quickly eliminate our country’s #1 source of GHG emissions,” Governor Inslee added in a follow-up Tweet.
The specifics of Washington state’s approach to this ban have yet to be detailed. It is likely that they will be similar to California’s, which “will require automakers to sell increasing percentages of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles starting with 35% of new car sales in 2026, reaching 68% in 2030 and 100% by 2035” according to Los Angeles Times.
Before the new regulation goes into effect, WA state will be taking public comments on the issue. So if you have questions or concerns about Washington state banning gas cars, you will have a chance to make your voice heard.