Washington State bill (HB1832) would require state, local fleets to be 100% electric

The Washington state House of Representatives is considering legislation that would require state and local agencies to purchase only electric vehicles by next decade.

Automakers have urged state governments with zero-emission vehicle mandates to do more to support the EV market, including increased purchases of EVs for fleets.

Under H.B. 1832, Washington’s state agencies, public colleges and universities, counties, cities and special-purpose districts could buy only EVs by 2027, with limited exceptions. Existing gas- and diesel-powered vehicles would be grandfathered under the law.