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Wyoming senators take aim at electric cars

CASPER — Electric vehicles are deepening America’s partisan ruts, and it’s evident on both car lots and capital hill.

Polling and sales data show that while Democrats are buying EVs in droves, Republicans are hesitant to make the switch from internal combustion, according to surveys from Gallup, Pew Research and others.

Wyoming — the most red state in the union — fits this description: the market share of new EV sales in the Cowboy State was 2.1% in 2023, dragging significantly behind the nationwide average of 9.5%, according to industry group Alliance for Automotive Innovation.

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