A while back we wrote about California’s plan to ban sale of internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. Well… Wyoming legislators introduced a resolution to ban sale of electric vehicles by 2035. Sponsors mentioned that there is no infrastructure in the state to support electric vehicles, and that electric vehicles do not contribute to state’s economy – whereas fossil fuels are a major industry in Wyoming.
One of the sponsors pointed out that his goal was not to ban electric vehicles, but rather to bring attention to other state governments banning gasoline powered cars. Wyoming is known for its laissez-faire attitude and free market inclinations. Wyoming government is one of the few state governments that are truly fiscally conservative and runs a budget surplus, even though Wyoming does not collect state individual income tax or state corporate tax.
The resolution is unlikely to become a law but it did bring attention to the heavy handed behavior of many states, including California.
While the electric vehicles sales in California are growing, neither the governor nor state legislature have a plan to rescue the power grid which will implode if ten million electric vehicles have to be charged every day.
It will be most interesting to see what happens to our power grid when everybody drives EVs.