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“Ban with No Plan” is Not a Trade CT Should Make

Posted on November 20, 2023


The Democrat-proposed ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in Connecticut by 2035 isn’t quite the environmental boon they’re pretending it will be.

Connecticut already faces electricity “brown outs” and service disruptions, especially during the peak summer months when households statewide crank up air conditioners to fight the heat and humidity.

Experts say it takes the same amount of energy to power 1 electric semi-truck as it does to power 400 homes! That’s not a trade I’m willing to make, and neither should anyone who is concerned about the environment.

Currently, Connecticut has more than 2.8 million registered vehicles. Only about 36,000 are electric. Therefore, only about 1.3% of ALL the vehicles on our roads are electric.

That begs a series of questions, including:

  • If we’re having problems with the electric grid now, how will Connecticut cope with a massive new demand?
  • How will our already-strained electric grid be able to handle the increased load necessary to charge tens of thousands of EVs?

Although raised, these questions have yet to be answered, and we are left with a ban with no plan.

The legislature’s Regulations Review Committee, of which I am a member, will be taking up this issue on November 28th. I encourage you to contact Democrats who serve on the Committee, and urge them to disapprove the ban, sending the matter to the full legislature for debate and vote.

The email addresses for each committee member can be found at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/rr/

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