Organizations, OEMs, and States With Goals to Phaseout ICE Vehicles in the US

Various US states have proposed or passed legislation to either ban the sale of ICE vehicles or establish goals of reaching 100% zero-emission vehicles by either 2030 or 2035. Additionally, a few automakers and now FedEx have stated their goals for the end of the internal combustion engine in their fleets. The following table is a high-level overview of 11 organizations and their goals and timing.

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Cost Differential Across the Kia Niro Powertrains

The Kia Niro is available in 3 variations: regular hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and BEV. The BEV version is $14,500 more than the hybrid version – a difference that can’t really be justified or the difference made up with various incentives. The PHEV version, however, qualifies for the federal EV tax credit at $4,543 and depending on where you live it could qualify for additional state and local utility incentives that would put the net cost of the PHEV a few thousand dollars below the regular hybrid.

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