Republicans speak out on state’s ‘aggressive’ electric vehicle plan

August 17, 2023

(WFSB) – Connecticut is moving towards cleaner air, but many Republicans say the current plan is aggressive.

Senate and House Republicans are coming down on Governor Lamont’s clean air regulations, which requires all new cars sold in 2035 to be electric.

“This governor and the democratic party should be ashamed of themselves by putting this kind of burden on our residents,” said Republican minority leader Vinnie Candelora.

Connecticut will need a lot more charging stations, and electricity to take on all the electric cars.

In addition, the average cost of a new electric car is about $53,000, but the average median income is $40,000.

Electric vehicles are just something a lot of Connecticut families can’t afford.