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New Poll: U.S. Voters Support Full Transition to Electric Cars by 2030
As concerns mount about the impacts of air pollution and the climate crisis, a new poll commissioned by Coltura and conducted by Nexus Polling, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found that by a 55% – 35% margin, U.S. voters support requiring all new cars sold in their state to be electric by 2030.
At COP26, leading automotive companies, businesses, governments, and investors agreed to work towards all new cars being zero emission vehicles in leading markets by 2035 and globally by 2040. Coltura’s polling demonstrates voter support for an even faster transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
According to the polling data, majorities of voters say requiring new cars to be electric by 2030 would have a positive impact on air quality (73%), climate change (64%), health (61%), and energy independence (58%).
Particularly supportive of phasing out gasoline-powered cars by 2030 are voters aged 18-34 (71%), Black voters (69%), and Hispanic voters (67%).