Plug In America applauds the state of Minnesota and Gov. Tim Walz for adopting the clean car standards, which require that automakers sell zero-emission vehicles in the state. The law will significantly increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) available to Minnesotans, giving them greater consumer choice.
This makes Minnesota the first state in the Midwest and the 15th state in the nation to pass such a standard. The program is the single biggest policy driver of EV adoption and has led to higher EV sales in the states that have adopted it.
Consumers want electric vehicles because they offer lower fuel and maintenance costs, a better driving experience, and cleaner air. However, far too often, they cannot access the more than 50 models of EVs available across the U.S. The clean car standards will ensure that Minnesotans can find the best EV for their family and confidently transition to driving electric.
This move will also reduce the air pollution that all Minnesotans breathe, improve public health, and create good jobs in the manufacturing and energy sectors. The clean car standards are a win-win for all and we applaud Gov. Tim Walz for championing them. We look forward to other states stepping up for their citizens by adopting the clean car standards as well.
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