Hawaii House Committee Considers Ban on Internal Combustion Engines

Hawaii House Committee Considers Ban on Internal Combustion Engines

After citing testimony from the MIC, and hearing from other organizations, Hawaii’s Energy & Environmental Protection Committee deferred House Bill 804, a measure that would prohibit dealers from selling new motor vehicles solely powered by fossil fuels and designed for personal

After citing testimony from the MIC, and hearing from other organizations, Hawaii’s Energy & Environmental Protection Committee deferred House Bill 804, a measure that would prohibit dealers from selling new motor vehicles solely powered by fossil fuels and designed for personal use, beginning in 2035.

“Several states are proposing bans on internal combustion engines in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pull consumers into the electric vehicle market,” said Scott Schloegel, senior vice president at the MIC’s government relations office. “These bills would have major implications for powersports dealers and manufacturers. Your GRO team continues to inform state legislators and request bills be amended to clarify that motorcycles and off-highway vehicles are not included in the provisions of the bills. We’re pleased to see that the Hawaiian legislature has heard us and deferred the measure for now.”

In addition to the MIC testimony, the Hawaii Auto Dealers Association and the office of Hawaii’s attorney general also opposed the legislation. The full public hearing can be seen in this YouTube video. Scroll forward to 1:09:00 to hear discussion on HB804.

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