Novel Washington 2030 ZEV Target Touted As Boost to California Rules

March 15, 2022
Washington state lawmakers are adopting a first-of-a-kind goal of 100 percent electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030, with supporters arguing the target bolsters California’s and other states’ efforts to strengthen zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandates while also providing a “backstop” if those rules run into legal or political barriers. “The more we can show . . . states are willing to be aggressive on this, that [makes] a big difference in all the states” pursuing electrification mandates, says Matthew Metz,...

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