Texas governor says state is on course to be the first in the nation to reach 100,000 cars by 2020
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is now on course for 100,0000 vehicles to hit the road by the end of the year.
He also said that a fleet of about 1,100 electric vehicles is on track to be installed in the state by next summer.
The announcement comes as President Donald Trump, who has said he wants to build a “car-free America,” has made it a top priority for the federal government to ramp up electric vehicle adoption and tax incentives to encourage investment in electric cars.
Abbott, a Republican, has been a vocal supporter of electric vehicles and their potential to reduce carbon emissions.
He also touted the recent development of a new, $100 million research and development center for electric vehicle technologies.
Abbot also announced a new program to expand electric vehicle sales in the Lone Star State, a $1 billion project he said would bring more than $250 million in new investment to the state.
The initiative is aimed at attracting more electric vehicle owners and businesses to the Lone Stars.
Abott’s announcement comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that Texas had surpassed its 2020 emissions reduction goal for new vehicles.
The U.N. climate change body, the International Energy Agency, also released a report last week saying Texas surpassed its 2025 goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is now on course for 100,0000 vehicles to hit the road…
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