Republican Wyoming lawmakers on Friday proposed a ban on the sale of electric vehicles by 2035 to protect the state’s gas and oil industry.
The lawmakers said the electric vehicle charging stations would require too much power to “sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles.”
The Hill reported:
A group of GOP Wyoming state lawmakers want to end electric vehicle sales there by 2035, saying the move will help safeguard the oil and gas industries.
The measure, introduced to the state legislature on Friday, was sponsored by six state legislators, who said in it that electric vehicles will hinder Wyoming’s ability to trade with other states. The bill states that citizens and industries would be encouraged not to purchase electric vehicles before the ban goes into effect.
“The proliferation of electric vehicles at the expense of gas-powered vehicles will have deleterious impacts on Wyoming’s communities and will be detrimental to Wyoming’s economy and the ability for the country to efficiently engage in commerce,” the bill reads.
The legislation said that adding new power charging stations would require “massive” amounts of new power to “sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles.”
Meanwhile California is forcing the sale of electric vehicles.
Last summer California air regulators voted to ban new gas-powered car sales by 2035.
100% of all cars sold in California by 2035 must be ‘free of fossil fuel emissions.’
It is unclear how California drivers will be able to charge millions of electric vehicles in a state plagued by rolling blackouts.