The study of gasoline “super workers” could be a catalyst for EV policy? At least one state thinks so
Washington State will study so-called gasoline “superusers” to help inform its electric vehicle policy.
Lawmakers, who also recently introduced a bill to end sales of new internal combustion vehicles in Washington by 2030, recently passed it. $450,000 for the budget to study the biggest gas users, including how they might be persuaded to switch to electric vehicles, how much fossil fuel use would be displaced if they did, and who How much money can this fuel-intensive driver save in the process, among other questions.
The law requires research reports to be submitted to the legislative and governor’s transportation committees by January 1, 2023.
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Advocacy group Coltura proposes this law be built on its own report on the gasoline-powered supercar concept, including that one in 10 motorists in the United States burns 32 percent of the gasoline used in U.S. light vehicles. The group says these supercars consume more gas than 60% of motorists in the US combined.
That report identified most gas-powered supercar sellers living in rural areas, typically the central part of the country. Some recent developments, such as the expansion of Electrify America into the upper Midwest and announcements about electric pickup trucks like GMC Hummer EV and Ford F-150 Lightningshows that the electric vehicle market is shifting to appeal to consumers in this demographic as potential new customers, outstripping early adopters.
A study like the one to be done in Washington could also provide some key policy answers about how best to achieve this. majority of Americans who, despite the partisan splits proposed by lawmakers, think electric cars are the future.