Vermonters urged to offer input on adoption of Calif. clean car standards

Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 11:38 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont officials are seeking public input on new proposed rules that would require auto manufacturers to provide more EVs and low-emission cars to the state.

At an open meeting in Burlington Wednesday night, state officials explained how the rules will bring cleaner transportation options to Vermonters. They also shared information about existing programs and resources to support the transition to electric vehicles.

“It’s going to be major air quality benefits for Vermonters that suffer from health conditions caused by poor air quality. It’s going to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases, which obviously is a global issue,” said Megan O’Toole with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Following the recent lead of California, officials say by 2035, auto manufacturers will be required to ramp up their commitment to producing more electric cars.

There is a public comment period during which the ANR officials want to hear input from Vermonters.

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