Here’s something we are excited to hear your thoughts on: Last year, California made a decision to ban gas vehicles and mandate 100% electric vehicle sales by 2035. But what about Wyoming? Wyoming, on the other hand, is planning to phase out EVs by 2035. This means that you won’t be able to buy an electric vehicle in Wyoming by 2035. Wyoming is taking this step to ensure the stability of the oil and gas industry, which is quite a change from the way California is handling the situation. Instead of banning gas vehicles, Wyoming is banning electric vehicles. However, it’s important to note that this is not a final rule yet and is still being debated. What are your thoughts on this? Do you support this decision, or do you think it’s just a way for a state heavily invested in fossil fuel development to cling to the status quo?
Electric vehicles have certain advantages over gas-powered vehicles, such as the ability to charge at home and avoid gas stations. However, they are generally more expensive. In a video we released last week, we discussed how electric vehicles are expected to have a 40% price increase due to the drive train. Additionally, concerns have been raised about whether the electric grid can handle the increased demand.
Assuming that electric vehicles can overcome these obstacles and have the same range and convenience as gas vehicles, what would be the downside? The potential downside is that these assumptions may not hold true. For example, if there are not enough charging stations, if the range is insufficient, or if the vehicle cannot handle the same tasks as a gas-powered vehicle, then the purpose of owning a vehicle may not be met.
There is still much to be learned about why and how electric vehicles are being promoted. Wyoming is attempting to level the playing field between gas and electric vehicles by considering a ban on electric vehicles. However, this is a controversial proposal, and it is still unclear whether it will be implemented.