RI ban on new gasoline car gross sales: State pushing electrical autos

PROVIDENCE — No, you gained’t be compelled to purchase an electrical automobile when the state rolls out stringent new tailpipe air pollution guidelines in 4 years. 

Nor will you must surrender your gas-powered automobile beneath the stricter emissions requirements that have been introduced on Wednesday by Gov. Dan McKee. 

The rules do require a phase-out of gross sales of latest vehicles and vans that burn fossil fuels, however change will come regularly. In 2027, the primary yr they might take impact in Rhode Island, 43% of latest gross sales could be required to be electrical, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen-powered fashions. That quantity would enhance to 68% in 2030, and it will hit 100% in 2035. 

Extra:What to know now, and for the long run, about electrical vehicles in Rhode Island

File photo of an electric vehicle charging station in Rhode Island.

Will you must cease driving a gas-powered automobile? And may you purchase one in one other state?

Any new gas-powered vehicles purchased earlier than 2035 will stay on the street so long as homeowners wish to hold driving them. Likewise, auto sellers will nonetheless be allowed to promote used vehicles that burn fossil fuels.  

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