Progress is coming For all those that think EVs will stay niche forever, look no further.
It’s Tuesday, October 20, and the Garden State wants to phase out gas cars.
After California, the second state in the country to ban the sale of gas-powered cars could be … New Jersey.
Regulators from the Garden State’s Department of Environmental Protectionoffered a proposal to do just that last week. They suggest that in order to slash the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, lawmakers should require all cars sold in New Jersey to be electric by 2035.
It’s part of an update to the state’s Global Warming Response Act, a roadmap to decarbonization enacted in 2007. Its first objective — to reduce the state’s CO2 emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — was accomplished in 2018. Now, New Jersey is focused on cutting emissions 80 percent below 2006 levels by 2050.
Transitioning to electric vehicles is a key part of hitting that goal. Transportation produces more than 40 percent of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions, by far the state’s most-polluting sector. But putting the gas-powered car ban into place will require action from the legislature or an executive order from the governor’s office.
New Jersey’s Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, hasn’t yet said whether he would take action to ban traditional vehicles, but his administration has supported EVs in the past. Earlier this year he signed a law launching anelectric vehicle rebate program with the aim of putting 330,000 electric cars on the road by 2025.
— Joseph Winters
EV demand is driven by the regs not customer demand. Most people will want cheaper ICE vehicles and will only buy EV if forced to by regs such as CA's 2035.I suspect that with as fast as EV adoption is going to come that, similar to the UK, 2035 may need to be revisited and brought closer as the only thing customers will demand will be EVs by then anyway.
That's not how any of this works.EV demand is driven by the regs not customer demand. Most people will want cheaper ICE vehicles and will only buy EV if forced to by regs such as CA's 2035.
Hopefully the CARB states CA plus Oregon, Washington, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Maryland and the District of Columbia, will all go the same route.
Also New Green Deal should increase EV incentives along with regulatory requirements to help buyers get over the current $10-20k EV cost differential.
If you call the various EV rebates and credits as regulations, the regulations drive demand.Regulations drive supply, customers drive demand.
If that was the case nobody would buy a Tesla since they don't get credits.If you call the various EV rebates and credits as regulations, the regulations drive demand.
But its a bit semantics.
Requiring all EV by 2035 is fine but the incentives are needed now to build the industry to meet that 2035 deadline.
I agree, sort of. Customer survey from back when HEVs were starting to make an impactThat's not how any of this works.
Regulations drive supply, customers drive demand.
Tesla would not exist without the incentive applying for its first 6 years of sales. Tesla has lowered prices as incentives came off. Teslas EU and Asia sales all have incentives. Tesla had almost no sales in Korea until govt applied incentives and then it took off to 40% of market.If that was the case nobody would buy a Tesla since they don't get credits.