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Who Will Pay for the More Expensive Trucks? You Will!

Posted on November 22, 2023


The governor claims the proposal to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles won’t have an adverse affect on the business community, but just the cost of replacing a single semi truck is staggering.

Imagine your small business having to spend $250,000 MORE to purchase a new truck that doesn’t allow you to drive nearly as far before having to stop for an extended period to charge it up.  It will cost more up front, have substantially longer downtime between runs and won’t drive nearly as far before needing a charge.

Face it, there isn’t a company around that will absorb hundreds of thousands of dollars in increased costs without passing those costs onto the consumer. Prices on goods delivered by truck will skyrocket, and you and I will be forced to pay more for everyday products, or just go without.

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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