North Carolina Passes Bill to Prohibit Internal Combustion Engine Ban

The North Carolina legislature included in its annual budget (H.B. 259) amendments prohibiting the state from adopting and enforcing a ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles.

Despite opposing the bill, Governor Roy Cooper announced he would let the budget become law without his signature. The Republican Party holds a supermajority in both the Senate and House, giving them sufficient votes to override a veto if Governor Roy Cooper decided to pursue that course of action.