CT GOP leaders say EV mandates will make the state less affordable

August 18, 2023

Republican leadership, however, is worried about what a forced move to electric vehicles might mean for the state’s lower-income communities.

“While we all want clean air and green initiatives, we need to take a step back and reassess this policy because it will crush working- and middle-class family budgets, kill jobs, and place enormous strain on an electric grid and infrastructure that is not ready for it,” said Senate Republican Leader Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-Monroe) during a news conference outside the capitol on Wednesday.