Rhode Island Seeks To Mandate Electric Vehicle Sales By 203031
New legislation introduced by a Democratic Senator in Rhode Island would outlaw the sale of all new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2030 with the aim of driving electric vehicle adoption in the state.
Legislation S2448, which was put forth by Sen. Alana DiMario, D-North Kingstown, would outlaw the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles for both public fleets and private ownership. The ban on internal combustion engine vehicles under private ownership would actually come into effect in 2027, while the ban on gas or diesel-powered passenger vehicles for public fleet use would come into effect in 2030. The legislation would also require one hundred percent of school buses in operation in the state to be battery-electric by 2030.
While the legislation’s lofty goals could prove to be difficult for Rhode Island to meet, it outlines a somewhat more realistic target for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Under DiMario’s legislation, 30 percent of all new medium and heavy-duty vehicles sold in the state must be battery-electric. This would include larger fleet trucks like the Chevy Silverado Medium Duty, as well as box trucks like the Chevy Low Cab Forward.
In addition to these sales targets, the legislation would establish a framework to determine the infrastructure improvements needed to bring the state’s charging grid to an adequate level. It would also create an environmental justice board “to ensure that overburdened and underserved communities are able to provide meaningful input into decision-making processes relating to investment in clean transportation,” and that these areas “are not left behind in the transition to electric transportation.”
“We know this transition needs to happen and we need a strategy and a plan to get there,” DiMario said in a statement. “By 2030, every Rhode Islander buying a new car should be able to go electric without worrying where they are going to charge.”
GM will be happy to see states like Rhode Island prioritizing electric vehicle adoption, as it will have a wide variety of EVs on sale by 2030 – including sedans, pickup trucks and crossovers. The automaker also plans to ditch all emissions-producing products from its retail vehicle lineup by 2035, including light-duty trucks.
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Is Rhode Island still even a place?
I hardly know the place. I think he was a coffee boy in my administration.
Yea joe Biden did use to work there
Biden never held a job in his life. He always fed at the Public trough.
Rockheaded Demo females at it again, make it before your next term so you know what got you out of office…
You beat me to it. Naturally, you’d expect to find a “D” ( D for Dummy ) behind this idiot’s name.
Yeah good luck with that.
Just making ownership of better made 2000s cars more and more appealing.
This isn’t going to pass in its current iteration. Keep your panties on everyone.
Bill is actually S2448 (mis-numbered in the article) if anyone is looking it up. thank goodness it’s been tabled. the amount of crazy bills put forth by progressives in RI is astounding.
Has anyone figured out how all these evs will be able to charge in city/urban areas where parking is a chore? Not to mention the impact on the electric grid? Seems the charger port is on the left side of evs? If parallel parked, that means if charger is available, cord has to go over vehicle?
Commie see commie do…..
1. Where will all the batteries go when they are junk?
2. Do you realize how many emissions are released when manufacturing EVs versus ICEs?
3. Unrealistic goal
4. They could stop production of ICEs and only build EVs from one point on but they’ll never get rid of all the ICEs.
Plus iron ore and aluminum for ICE vehicles is a lot more abundant than lithium, nickel, and copper.
They’re already recycling the batteries. I thought everyone new that.
So how will all the people who live in apartment and Condo complexes recharge their vehicles? And all the people who don’t have access to a garage? I guess they are counting on being able to stretch extension cords across the state.
I’m thankful to God to be a resident of the Free State of Florida.
Will the last taxpaying, working person leaving New England please turn off the light ? The ones who are left there are going to need the electricity…..
Will the last working, tax paying citizen leaving the Northeast please shut off the light ? The ones that are left are going to need that electricity…
Hydrogen fueled common engines will rewrite the map before then. Zero pullution and more enviromentally to produce without rare metals.
Doesn’t it take a lot of electricity to produce hydrogen (electrolysis)?
If anything, Hydrogen would be better suited for commercial rather than personal use because of volatility.
All RI School Buses to be electric too …..never mind Paris, France just removed 133 EV buses from service due to two of them spontaneously erupting into massive fires while in service on Paris streets. Parisian Firefighters then struggled to extinguish Lithium fires ( and they were big fires on big bus batteries ) which are very difficult to stop using only water.
Rhode Islanders want their precious children transported on these things ?
Indianapolis tried electric mass transit buses and they failed spectacularly in the first winter. Many were stranded due to lower battery efficiency, but who didn’t already know that??
They sure are trying really hard to get their party unelected
Totally Stupid to completely ban Internal Combustion Vehicles…
I drive 3 plug-in cars – and while EVs do not cause the problems that people fear (eg: recycling not a big problem – electricity outages will happen in the “WOKE” states (Including Texas) WITH OR WITHOUT electric cars), there is no way a modern society can be prosperous without traditional fuel sources….
Fortunately, these Dems that propose these things are too stupid to legislate an effective program anyway.
That’s not letting all the Republicans off the hook….. By Warmongering and threatening other countries, they’ve increased Biden’s popularity from 32 to 40 percent (!!!!!). Talk about “Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory”.
I wonder why I bother voting: You vote Repub and you get a warmongering Socialist. You vote Dem and you get a warmongering Communist.
Why do they have all these dumb ” awaiting moderation” bots preventing me from commenting? Its obvious I’m not saying anything insulting nor even controversial.
It failed in the 1800’s and it will fail now,not a new technology,can’t go on long trips,what takes 3 days to get somewhere will now take 5,and in order to make the electricity for those doomed cars and trucks you have to burn fossil fuels to get it so who’s ever brainfart idea the electric car war was,good luck with all that,electric cars spells failure.
It’s getting old hearing about these moronic ideas that the far left lunatics keep trying to get traction on. Thankfully many of these do nothing politicians will be looking for real jobs in November. #FJB. “Let’s go Brandon”