States legislatures adapt to electric vehicles

May 30, 2023 | Political News

 As President Joe Biden’s administration wants 50% of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2030, some states are pushing bills to subsidize the industry. 

In an analysis of state legislatures by The Center Square staff, actions so far this year in multiple states offer recognition to the emergence of the industry – whether trying to make up tax revenue shortfalls or simply boosting the move away from gas and diesel automobiles.

There is a bill pending and expected to become law in Illinois that would join others passed in Tennessee and Texas. Virginia's attempt to break away from alignment with California standards failed, as did bills geared toward boosting the electric vehicle industry in Arizona and North Carolina.