|At last year’s MRF Meeting of the Minds in Atlanta, Georgia the fate of the internal combustion engine was discussed. In fact, at the urging of ABATE of Illinois, the following language was added to the MRF’s 2022 Legislative Priorities: “Work to ensure the survival of combustion engines. Including elimination of the California air quality waivers which threaten combustion engine production.”
In October of 2021 California Governor Gavin Newson signed a bill into law banning the sale of all off-road, gas-powered engines, including generators, lawn equipment, pressure washers, chainsaws, weed trimmers, and even golf carts.
And less than one year later we learn this, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that governs motor vehicle emissions for the state adopted new rules that will require 35% of the new cars sold in the state are electric or plug-in hybrids by 2026, with that percentage rising to 68% by 2030 and 100% by 2035.
That’s right gas burning cars will no longer be for sale in the country’s largest state in less than 15 years. Other states, including Massachusetts and Washington have already signaled that they would follow California’s lead.
What does the future of motorcycling look like?
Will the bike you are riding today be legal in a few years?
What will your kids or grandkids be riding… or will they even be allowed to own a motorcycle?
Your Freedom is under assault and without your help we can’t fight back!
Thank you to all the members of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation for defending your Freedoms.
We need all street riders to join this fight, if you are not a member of the MRF click here to join.
Ride Safe and Ride Free!
To read more about the new rules in California click here.