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Virginia Democrats strike down Republican effort to overturn state’s electric vehicle mandate

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2024
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Virginia Democrats defeated Republican efforts once again on Tuesday to overturn the state’s electric vehicle mandate aimed at lowering carbon emissions. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Richard Stuart, failed in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee in an 8-6 party-line vote. The mandate will phase in for new cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs — ordering 35% of those sold in Virginia with a 2025 model year to be electric and 100% of new models to be so by 2035. Legislators passed the Clean Car law in...

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