Friday, January 24, 2020

FOSSIL FUEL CARS TO BE BANNED FROM SALE IN 2030


State Representative Takashi Ohno proposes prohibiting purchase of new gas-run cars in efforts to meet Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative goals



Honolulu, HawaiÊ»i –  State Representative Takashi Ohno (Nu‘uanu, Liliha, Pu‘unui, Alewa Heights) introduced a bill that would make this the last decade where solely gas powered cars will be sold in Hawai‘i. House Bill 2593 would allow the sale of only electric, hydrogen, or hybrid vehicles by car dealerships starting in 2030. Re-sale of gas-powered, used vehicles as well as purchase of large commercial vehicles or buses would still be allowed.
"Seeing young leaders take the lead to protect our planet inspired me to make a strong statement on how Hawai‘i can be a model of clean energy," said Ohno. "Future visitors to our state will see Hawai‘i's roads full of green cars and understand how deeply our community cares for the planet we all share."
Hawai‘i remains the most fossil-fuel and dependent state.  The Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative seeks to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2045, including reducing the state's overall ground transportation fossil fuel use by 385 million gallons per year. 

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