Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Mark asks: I check out some EV websites, and I saw an article that will be of interest to you. It says that 14 states are seeking to ban ICEV (i.e. gasoline or diesel) vehicle sales by 2035. You can go here for more details: https://insideevs.com/news/516566/states-targets-end-ice-sales/
My reply: Indeed. I fully expect such to happen as part of the “nudging” of Americans out of cars that aren’t electric. What worries me more than bans on the sale of new cars that aren’t electric, however, are bans on the use of cars already bought that aren’t electric. I doubt this will be done outright as that is too obvious and blunt. Rather, what I expect will happen is a kind of progressive tightening of the noose, as by making it more and more expensive to register not-electric cars and also to fuel them, as via exorbitant taxes on gasoline and diesel.
And if that doesn’t work, then I expect some states will follow the example set by some European countries that have already prohibited the use of cars that are not electric in certain areas, progressively expanding until the non-electric car is as useless as a locomotive without tracks.
But this can be defeated – provided enough of us fight it. The big question is – will
enough of us fight it?. . .
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