Washington Voters Support Transition to Electric Cars by 2030
A new poll conducted by Yale University, George Mason University and Climate Nexus found that 59 percent of Washington voters support a policy that would require cars and light trucks of model year 2030 or later be electric in order to be registered in Washington state.
The poll, sponsored by Coltura, was the first voter opinion poll on electric vehicles published in the wake of Governor Gavin Newsom’s order to phase out the sale of gas cars in California, and found that Washington voters support accelerating the transition to electric vehicles five years earlier than California’s 2035 target.
Washington voters have made it clear that legislators need to act on climate change by passing Clean Cars 2030 legislation. Three-fourths of Washington voters are worried about climate change and air pollution and believe that transitioning to electric vehicles would have a positive impact on these issues by a margin of 12 to 1. Additionally, 73 percent of voters believe it is important that Washington transition from gas-burning cars to vehicles powered by clean, renewable energy. You can read more about the poll and its findings here.