California regulator adopts EV-fleet mandate for Uber, Lyft by 2030

California regulator adopts EV-fleet mandate for Uber, Lyft by 2030
Electric car (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – For them and any horse that rode in with them.  Sigh.  So much rollback necessary, so little time.  Incidentally, the companies say they can do it, but they require government subsidies or EV driving will price a lot of their customers out of the market.  Oh, and don’t worry; it WILL be impossible to charge the EVs whenever the power is out due to the threat of wildfires or just hot weather.]

California’s clean air regulator on Thursday adopted rules to mandate that nearly all trips on Uber’s and Lyft’s ride-hailing platforms have to be in electric vehicles over the next few years, the first such regulation by a U.S. state.

In written comments to the agency ahead of Thursday’s vote, Uber and Lyft said they supported the regulation’s goals but called for more government to aid their many lower and middle-income drivers with the costs for the transition.

The rules, adopted through a unanimous vote by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), mandate that EVs account for 90% of ride-hailing vehicle miles traveled by 2030.

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