NY Gov Kathy Hochuls Crazy Electric Vehicle Mandate

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Crazy Electric Vehicle Mandate

In an all too characteristically empty stunt, Gov. Kathy Hochul last week ordered the Environment Department to issue regulations banning the sale of gas-powered cars, pickup trucks and SUVs. . . 2035

It’s not just that she’ll be long gone by then, or that she simply marked National Drive Electric Week by pretending to keep up with California’s similarly dubious 2035 all-electric rule.

The New York Times also admits that electric cars are still far too expensive and impractical for all but the wealthy – and it will take huge technological and industrial advances before they even make sense for the middle class.

Not to mention the construction of hundreds of thousands of charging stations (New York now has just over 10,000) to make remote mass deployment of electric vehicles viable.

No: the fact is that Hochul’s policy is already making electricity much more expensive, and the pain has only just begun. John Howard, the former head of the Public Service Commission (the main electricity regulator), warned this year that the state’s zero-carbon energy law will cost New Yorkers “hundreds of billions” in higher energy bills.

As with the supposed 2035 electric car rule, this madness will not fully kick in until long after Hochul is gone.

As long as New York remains a one-party state, the Democrats running things can continue to blame ConEd and other unfortunate messengers for the mounting pain. That’s one more reason to vote out as many Democrats as possible this election day.