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A US state plans to ban the sale of electric cars congressman: do not like the proposal of "banning the sale of fuel vehicles"

via:财联社     time:2023/1/18 20:01:21     readed:207

Financial Associated Press, January 18 (Editor Zhao Hao)Under the general trend of global automobile electrification, a traditional energy state in the United States has made a shrill sound.

Six Republican state senators from Wyoming introduced a billThey support a gradual ban on the sale of electric cars in the state by 2035And explained that this would ensure the stability of the local oil and gas industry and help protect the country's important minerals.

It is understood that Wyoming is the least populous state in the United States, but it is rich in minerals, including coal, natural gas, crude oil, coalbed methane, uranium and natural soda. The state ranks first in coal production, fourth in oil and sixth in natural gas production in the United States.

Proposal to gradually ban the sale of electric vehicles

In the state's history, the oil and gas industry has created countless jobs and contributed income, four state senators and two state representatives wrote in a joint statement. At the same time, fuel vehicles also provide effective support for other industries in the state.

美国一州提案禁售电动汽车 议员:就看不惯“禁售燃油车”的提议

Six Republican state lawmakers point out that roads in Wyoming are longerAnd lack of charging infrastructure, it is difficult to widely use electric vehicles.. In addition, in terms of key minerals in electric vehicle batteries, not only the domestic supply in the United States is limited, but they are not easy to recover and dispose of.

The joint statement also stressed that in order to improve the ability of electric vehicles to cope with unexpected situations, the United States also needs to increase the power supply of ldquo; and rdquo;. On the other hand, the oil industry already employs thousands of people in the state, and the electrification of cars could threaten their jobs.

The bill, which was submitted to the state legislature on Friday, ended with asking the secretary of state to send copies of the bill to President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck & middot; Schumer, House Speaker Kevin & middot; McCarthy, the governor and congressman of Huizhou and California Governor Gavin & middot; Newsom.

The sponsor of the proposal gave an explanation.

Ed Cooper, a senator from Huizhou and one of the sponsors of the proposal, explained in the latest telephone interviewThe absurd proposal of banning the sale of electric cars by ldquo; & rdquo; is intended to arouse discussion around the issue of banning the sale of fuel vehicles by ldquo; & rdquo;.

Cooper said it achieved its goal, with about 3/4 of responses to the proposal & ldquo; biased support & rdquo;. He admits that the idea of banning the sale of electric cars by ldquo; & rdquo; is absurd, but it is not as absurd as the rdquo; & ldquo; 's ban on the sale of fuel vehicles.

Cooper also pointed out that states such as California have decided to phase out all new fuel vehicles by 2035, which is why the proposal should be sent separately to Gavin & middot; Newson. & ldquo; we did our part and we made our position in a statement. I don't know if other states will stand up like Huizhou. & rdquo

On Monday, local time, state senator Jim Anderson, who is also the sponsor, told the mediaThey & ldquo; do not like & rdquo; states that propose to ban the use of fuel cars & ldquo; I do not agree with the demand for a ban on the purchase of fuel vehicles. & rdquo

According to the data, the number of gasoline vehicles registered in Wyoming reached 480000 in 2021, while the number of electric vehicles was only about 500, ranking second from the bottom of the United States, after about 400 in North Dakota.

美国一州提案禁售电动汽车 议员:就看不惯“禁售燃油车”的提议

Another sponsor, state senator Brian Boner, also told the media that this is a symbolic proposal for ldquo; & rdquo;, which is intended to trigger discussion on the electrification of cars. He pointed out that the United States does not actually have a ldquo; coherent & rdquo; plan for electrification transition, but this transition may have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of Huizhou people.

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