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New Mexico proposes near total internal combustion engine ban

The Specialty Equipment Market Association states it opposes the regulation

Diamond Bar, Calif.—The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has published a regulation that, if approved, would adopt California’s latest motor-vehicle emissions laws through 2032 and require that 80% of new-vehicle sales be zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) by that date. New Mexico has historically followed California’s tailpipe laws. 

In a news release, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) stated it opposes the regulation:

“New Mexicans, not the government, should decide what vehicles are best for them and their families. The automotive industry is embracing new technology to make cars cleaner and more efficient, which includes hydrogen, new synthetic fuels, alternative fuels, and improvements to the internal combustion engine. The government should allow the market to continue to innovate all forms of technology that significantly reduce vehicle emissions.”   

See also, Campaign launches to educate Virginia voters on repealing state’s ICE ban

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