Could Hawaii’s Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars Soon Be A Relic Of The Past?
February 19, 2021 - Electric vehicles represent just a small fraction of the cars on Hawaii’s roads – about 1% of all registered passenger vehicles. Still, their local numbers have been swiftly rising, and some of the industry’s top automakers have plans to unleash scores of new EV models into the national marketplace soon.
Those trends have some Hawaii state lawmakers looking to make bold moves of their own during this legislative session, accelerating what’s widely seen as an inevitable transition from gas cars to zero-emission ones.
One bill moving through the House, House Bill 393, looks to set a date when new passenger cars powered solely by gas could no longer be sold in the state. Beyond that date, the only new cars that could be sold in Hawaii would be hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, or EVs and other zero-emission vehicles.
CHECK OUT HOUSE BILL 393: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=393&year=2021