Virginia to withdraw from California clean car program

Virginia Democrats bound the state to California clean car requirements before Youngkin took office.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Virginia will no longer adhere to rules established by California rules meant to boost the sales of electric vehicles and phase out gas-powered cars by the middle of next decade, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) said Wednesday.

“I have the privilege of announcing that we are ending once and for all the California Electric Vehicle mandate in Virginia,” Youngkin said at a press conference hosted by a Williamsburg, Va.-based car dealership.

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