COME ON, US, SAVE THE DATE ALREADY...
When will the US go EV-only?
It seems that the momentum has grown too large to ignore it, as there's so many countries, carmakers and also US states that have announced they won't sell new ICE cars after a certain date in 20XX. EV-only future seems inevitable. It's only natural to ask - will the Biden administration, one that has been pro-EV from the start, set a date in stone?
The Biden administration has so far set to revisit the fuel efficiency standards (by July) and Biden also promised to convert all of the federal fleet of US to electric, which would be 650,000 American-made electric vehicles. There is a setback on that already, however, when the USPS fleet replacement deal winner, Oshkosh, revealed only 10% of the new fleet will be electric.
Two Democratic Senators from California, Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, reached out to President Biden in a letter asking "to follow California’s lead and set a date by which all new cars and passenger trucks sold be zero-emission vehicles". California's date is set to 2035. (link)
Others will do it for 'em anyway
I mean, it's not really news anymore is it? Banning fossil cars.
So I lined up most of the countries that have either passed or have announced laws to ban fossil fueled passenger cars, by year:
Feel free to share this with anyone that doesn't see the momentum building up yet. Shareable Twitter thread here: (link).
What can I say. We all know it's coming. Want to guess the year they'll set?