Massachusetts announced this weekend that it is joining a popular trend to ban the sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 for environment.
Massachusetts announced this weekend that it is joining a popular trend to ban the sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. A move toward embarrassing energy conserving alternatives that are easier on the environment (depending on how you look at it, at least).
The movement to rid the world of new gas-powered vehicles was started in Europe and is still fresh for the United States. Massachusetts is only one of three states to take on this brave move. It will be difficult to enforce, yet still very possible and likely to happen as we compete against the growing standards of other nations.
It is also a healthy push to promote a faster evolution of vehicle technologies within an industry that has been so dependant upon gas for so many years. God knows, we have tried to come up with options many times in the past to move forward to something better, while big money keeps snuffing these attempts out.
This is also one of the reasons why companies like Tesla are putting so much effort into building more affordable options within their lineup. Something that will be required in order for these companies to look tempting to the majority of consumers. Consumers who couldn’t imagine spending any more than they already do on gas-powered options.
California and New Jersey were the first to push for this in the U.S. late last year, and we will likely see more states following suit in the coming months. States that are known to be more liberal have likely already been discussing it since California originally made their announcement.
The ban would focus on the sale of new vehicles, which means it’s a push to put an end to the further manufacturing of these models. You will then see pressure against the sale of used cars both private and commercial in the future as they plan to be gas-free by 2050. However, that would be even more difficult to enforce since something like that would impact the quality of life for so many–who may not be interested in buying into a replacement.
Originally published at POC Network