present a bill to ban the sale of electric cars
It was promoted in the US state of Wyoming by Republican legislators.
The automotive industry and many countries have already made a decision for the near future: the use of electricity as a source of energy to move vehicles. It may be that other alternatives will appear later, such as hydrogen, for example. But in the immediate future, electromobility is the one that is imposed to replace combustion engines.
That is why the bill presented in Wyoming, United States, in which seeks to ban the sale of electric cars in that state as of 2035.
The initiative was run by Republican legislators and basically has more of a political intention than seeking to ban electric cars, something that sounds quite absurd considering the path that automakers have chosen.
In fact, the date chosen in the proposal is the same one in which the state of California seeks to ban cars with internal combustion engines.
Cowboys, oil and gas
Called Senate Joint Resolution 4, the initiative “to phase out the sale of new electric vehicles in Wyoming by 2035,” outlines a series of arguments for why they want to ban the sale of electric cars in the U.S. state. cowboys.
The text points out a number of problems with electric cars. For example battery-powered vehicles are not suitable for Wyoming roads due to the vastness of the state and the lack of charging infrastructure. In that sense, he adds that improving infrastructure “will require massive amounts of new power generation to sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles.”
It also mentions that oil and gas production “has long been one of Wyoming’s proud and valued industries” and that countless jobs depend on both sectors.
Lawmakers also argued that the United States has a limited supply of the minerals needed to build a battery pack. They also stressed that recycling them at the end of an electric vehicle’s life cycle will require garbage collectors to invest in new recycling techniques.
The legislation’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Jim Anderson, told the Cowboy State Daily that the reason he introduced the resolution was “to repeal bans on new sales of cars with internal combustion engines in states like California and New York.”
For his part, Senator Brian Boner said, “I’m interested in making sure that the solutions that some people want to the so-called climate crisis are actually practical in real life. I just don’t appreciate it when other states try to force through technology that isn’t ready.”
Unsurprisingly, the resolution failed to gain ground and was eventually toppled. Of course, it was only after a long debate.