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Maine is considering California-style incentives to encourage electric vehicle sales

Maine environmental regulators are set to decide next week whether the state should join others in adopting California-style regulations to drastically limit the sale of new gas-powered vehicles.
Supporters say the proposal before the Board of Environmental Protection on Dec. 21 simply accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles, which is already happening, and that delaying a decision would push back the standards by a year.
If approved, the standards would go into effect for 2027 vehicles and would eventually require 82% of new vehicles sold to be considered zero emissions by the 2032 model year, said Jeff Crawford, director of the Bureau of Air Quality for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

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  • Kevin

    16 w

    This will go a long way in encouraging uptake

    • winnie nguru

      17 w

      Incentives always go along way in helping people or companies achieve results. This is doable

      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

        17 w

        The proposal accelerates EV adoption, aligning with existing trends, and aims to implement standards for 2027 vehicles.

        • George Kariuki

          17 w

          These incentives could boost the state's economy by creating jobs in the electric vehicle industry and attracting investment. Maine has the potential to become a leader in clean energy.

          • Rotich Kim

            17 w

            This is a positive response we need more of such solutions

            • Gorffly mokua

              17 w

              Great! Incentives such as tax credits and other financial rewards have been effective in encouraging consumers to switch to electric vehicles.

              • walter lungayi

                17 w

                This is a positive step towards promoting sustainable transportation and reducing carbon emissions.

                • Jane Wangui

                  17 w

                  @walter_lungayi definitely less carbon emissions with EVs.

                • Princess

                  17 w

                  It's encouraging to see Maine exploring incentives similar to California's to promote electric vehicle sales.

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