With Delaware seeking to emulate California by banning gas and diesel powered trucks and cars, CEA’s Mike Butler looks at whether the state is ready to force a transition without harming working class families.
The reality is that cities across the nation and in Delaware need substantial infrastructure investment in the EV charging network, and the electric generation, transmission and distribution systems must be significantly improved before moderate or widespread EV adoption can occur. Banning gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and mandating consumers purchase EVs before the state has the requisite infrastructure needed to support this will imperil the electric grid and increase consumer fuel costs. These policies will also disadvantage electric grid reliability and other cost considerations.
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