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Sen. Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles clears major hurdle

Sen. Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles clears major hurdle

Senator Brad Hawkins’ proposal to cut sales tax on purchases of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Washington state, US has cleared a major hurdle.

The Senate on Wednesday (3rd March) voted 49-0 to approve Senate Bill 5000, which would establish an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles.

“I’m pleased to see such strong support from my Senate colleagues for this bill,” said Hawkins, who represents the 12th District.

“Our state is still in its infancy regarding electric vehicles, so I think it’s helpful to promote different types of zero-emission vehicles, both battery electrics and fuel cell electrics.”

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