No More Internal Combustion Engines

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach

How much would it cost for every state to go 100% electric?

What policies are drivers already paying for, and are there any new laws that could add to these costs?

We are already paying for these policies, even if your state hasn’t decided to ban gas and diesel vehicles?

This isn’t just a California problem. We interview Rob Underwood from Energy Marketers of America with some new facts that may shock you. I’ll explain.

There are some policies in the works that aim to get rid of gas and diesel vehicles when really it should be up to individual families and drivers when they want to make that decision and what type of car they want to buy.

Check out the interview because you just might be surprised.

The Bottom Line

Here are the types of policies you should keep an eye out for on that state level that could increase your taxes and expenses:

  • ZEV Electric car mandates
  • Banning of cars and trucks powered by gasoline or diesel
  • PUC rate basing, which means electric costs are going to increase
  • Massive infrastructure to build out and expedite the EV transition

We care about you spending money on charging because taxpayers will be on the hook. Taxpayers don’t have to pay to build gas stations or cell phone towers, so why does it make sense here since private companies will end up making money off of electricity. And you foot the bill.

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, author, and television host.  A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news, and safety issues.   

Lauren is the CEO of Automotive Aspects and the Editor-in-Chief of Car Coach Reports, a global automotive news outlet. She is an automotive contributor to national and local television news shows, including Fox News, Fox Business, CNN International, The Weather Channel, Inside Edition, Local Now News, Community Digital News, and more. Lauren also co-hosts a regular show on with Paul Brian called “His Turn – Her Turn” and hosts regular radio segments on USA Radio – DayBreak. 

Lauren is honored to be inducted into the Women’s Transportation Hall of Fame and a Board Member of the Buffalo Motorcar Museum, and Juror / President for the North American Car, Utility & Truck of the Year Awards.  

Check her out on Twitter and Instagram @LaurenFix.

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