You can expect to see a sharp rise in the numbers of clean electric cars on 128, 495 and other Massachusetts highways and roads.
On Dec. 30, Gov. Charlie Baker announced plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars in Massachusetts by 2035. Following California’s lead, the Bay State is the second in the nation to commit to phasing out gas-powered cars — a commitment that would drastically curtail Massachusetts’ carbon pollution, since transportation accounts for more than 40 percent of the state’s emissions.
“We cannot address climate change without phasing out gas-powered cars, and Massachusetts’ plan for all new cars to be electric will drive us in the right direction,” said Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein. “We applaud Gov. Baker’s actions, but we urge him to keep his foot on the accelerator on the road to comprehensive clean energy.”
Environment Massachusetts and our national network have long supported the Clean Car standards that served as the basis for Gov. Baker’s announcement.