bye bye gig economy (which is their goal)
California’s war on the gig economy continues. After past labor regulations nearly prompted Uber to entirely abandon the state until they were essentially undone by voters, Golden State regulators have a new plan to attack ride-sharing services—this time in the name of environmentalism.
The California Air Resources Board just unanimously voted to mandate that Uber and Lyft rides must almost entirely switch to electric vehicles.
“California’s clean air regulator on Thursday adopted rules to mandate that nearly all trips on Uber and Lyft ride-hailing platforms have to be in electric vehicles over the next few years, the first such regulation by a U.S. state,” Fox Business reports. “The rules… mandate that EVs account for 90% of ride-hailing vehicle miles traveled by 2030.”