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Washington State Targets ICE Phase Out

At some point in the next 8 years, 2.86 million ICE vehicles in WA will enter the used car market in one of the other 49 states. Our bet is it won’t be Hawaii.
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Washington State Targets ICE Phase Out

Many OEMs and governments have plans for a sturdy transition from ICE to EV. Washington's "Clean Cars 2030" registration is the earliest state transition plan. The WA plan would eliminate the state's production, sale, or registration of gas and diesel-powered vehicles by 2030. OEMs have set 2030 targets, but states like California, New York, and Massachusetts have 2035 goals. 

Moving right along. Supporters of the bill say the 2030 target will encourage consumers, automakers, utilities, and investors to go all-in on the changes needed to transition to an all-EV future. The target is part of a $16.9B transportation package that includes $25M in rebates for EV purchases in WA, with $95M becoming available next year. The package also contains over $70M for charging infrastructure development. 

EV currently accounts for only 5.6% of registrations in WA.

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