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Action Required: Connecticut Seeks to Ban Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles - Photo of engine


Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has published a SEMA-opposed regulation that, if approved, would require the state to adopt California's latest motor vehicle emissions laws and outlaw the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars beginning in 2035. Connecticut has historically followed California's tailpipe laws.

Click here to submit comments opposing the regulation to the DEEP by August 23.

SEMA believes that Connecticut's residents, 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, not just electric vehicles.

For more information, please get in touch with Christian Robinson at