The Washington governor partially opposed a law that would have banned the sale, purchase, and registration of new gas-powered vehicles in the state beginning in 2030. Jay Inslee was expected to sign the Clean Cars 2030 Act passed a month earlier that would have imposed the first ban in The country over sales of new gas-powered cars, starting with the passenger car and light vehicle models for 2030. But on May 13, veto the division dealing with the phase-out of gas-powered vehicles in favor of electric cars. Inslee said he objected to the ban binding clause on the condition that 75% of vehicles in the state be subject to road use tolls. Insley said road tolls are an alternative to gas taxes, which have led to lower revenues as cars become more fuel-efficient and electric cars become more popular. … we cannot afford to tie an important goal like achieving 100% zero emissions to a separate policy that will take time to design and implement. “The statement also states his support for a national goal for zero-emissions vehicles by 2035 California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order in September requiring all passenger cars and trucks sold in the state to be emissions-free starting in 2035. Massachusetts imposed a similar ban by 2035. Last month, dozens of conservatives called on President Joe Biden to support a ban on sales of new gas-powered cars and light trucks by 2035, Reuters reported. Insley was among the governors who signed the letter, as well as governors in California, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, Hawaii and Maine. New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Rhode Island.Passenger cars and gas-powered truck sales.General Motors expects to end sales of gas and diesel cars by 2035. Volvo plans to become fully electric by 2030. Ford has said its European group will be electric by 2030. To reduce reliance on gas taxes to finance the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, discussions are taking place in Congress and at the state level. About shipping proposals in vehicle miles. Countries, like Oregon, are experimenting with voluntary VMT initiatives in which drivers are charged per mile paid and then receive compensation for the gas taxes they paid. As for Inslee, he said in his statement that it is committed to zero-emissions vehicles. It is also open to discuss road charges as part of a larger discussion of transportation revenue. “Nevertheless, setting the 100% electric vehicle target and achieving it is extremely important to link with the implementation of a separate policy such as road use tolls,” he said.