Summary: New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed an executive order mandating that state agencies transition to electric vehicles by 2035. She also plans to propose tax credits for electric vehicles in the upcoming legislative session.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued an executive order requiring state agencies to switch to an all-electric vehicle fleet within the next 12 years. The order was announced during the Symposium on the Future of Transportation in New Mexico. Governor Lujan Grisham also revealed her intention to pursue tax credits for electric vehicles during the upcoming legislative session. The proposed tax credits would apply to both new and used electric vehicles and aim to help the state achieve its climate goals.
The executive order specifies that departments must purchase zero-emission vehicles for all new acquisitions, as long as such options are available. However, there are a few exceptions to the order, including law enforcement vehicles, firefighting trucks, and certain heavy-duty vehicles. Governor Lujan Grisham emphasized the importance of making these changes to both meet consumer demand and take action on climate change, stating, ‘The fact of the matter is that consumers and dealers want better access to electric vehicles, and the actions we’ve taken through Clean Car rules and now tax credits are leveling the playing field.’
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