By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Ricketts and Pillen on right side in electric vehicle debate


February 7, 2024

Full disclosure: My wife and I drive a four-year-old hybrid sedan. It runs on the electric motor up to 15 miles -per- hour before the gasoline engine engages. It feels and sounds like it's dead at stop signs. It averages 44 miles-per-gallon in highway driving. But it's a hybrid, not an all-electric vehicle.

U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts has vowed to use every tool he has to fight President Joe Biden's electric vehicle mandates. Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen has signed a letter to Biden as one of 16 governors also opposed to the mandate that two out of every three vehicles be battery electrics by 2...

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