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“Not a single part of his agenda is helping Floridians”: Critics say as Gov. Ron DeSantis Veto the Electric Car Bill

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Wade Vandervort / AFP) (Photo by WADE VANDERVORT/AFP via Getty Images)

The Electric car bill (SB 284) is a bill sponsored by Sen. Jason Brodeur had initially pass both the chambers of the Legislature with only 1 “no” vote. However, the Electric car bill was vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.


Gov. Ron DeSantis in Iowa.
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Electric car Bill: Could have saved around $277 million

Under the Electric car bill, the Department of Management services will be asked to make a recommendation to several public and private agencies like colleges, universities and local governments to buy vehicles which uses renewable fuels instead of the commercial gasolines and ethanol, mainly like electric vehicles.

Through the Electric car bill, critics say the state could have saved around $277 million. Critics also added that Gov. Ron DeSantis veto the Electric car bill because he favored his own political ambition to be the next President and win Iowa voters over the needs of the people in Florida.

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“Not a single part of his agenda is helping Floridians”: Critics on Gov. Ron DeSantis Veto for Electric Car Bill
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More Electric vehicles under the Electric car bill would mean less consumption of Ethanol. The major producer of Ethanol in US is from the Iowa Farmers. Iowa, as critics say, will be the home for the presidential caucus next year.

Michael Weiss from the Advanced Energy United said, “This veto is a baffling decision that will cost Florida taxpayers millions of dollars,”.

Years before the Electric car bill veto by Gov. Ron DeSantis, it can be recalled that DeSantis had supported the construction of several Electric Vehicles charging stations in Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis still had not provided an explanation for vetoing the Electric car bill.

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