California To Ban New Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales Starting In 2035

California has long been the leader in the United States when it comes to fuel economy standards. And in recent years, officials have launched the idea of ​​banning the sale of gasoline vehicles entirely. Today, the state of California plans to make this official by no longer allowing the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles under an executive order of current Governor Gavin Newsom. This news comes from official documents released by the governor’s office.

Governor Newsom’s order will require all new passenger vehicles sold in the state from 2035 to be zero-emission. The ordinance also requires that all medium and heavy vehicles be operated to meet zero emission standards by 2045. The goal, according to Newsom, is to eliminate all harmful emissions from gasoline vehicles in a bid to combat climate change.

“This is the most effective step our state can take to fight climate change,” Governor Newsom said. “For too many decades, we’ve allowed cars to pollute the air our children and families breathe. Californians shouldn’t have to worry if our cars are causing our children asthma. Our cars don’t. shouldn’t make wildfires worse – and create more days. filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels, threatening our beloved beaches and coasts. “

California is the largest auto market in the United States, accounting for just over 11% of all new vehicle sales in 2019. And gasoline vehicles currently account for about 50% of greenhouse gas emissions. California. But with this new order, that number could drop as much as 35% and mark an improvement of up to 80% in emissions of nitrogen oxides from cars statewide.

California is the first state in the United States to announce the future cessation of the sale of gasoline vehicles. It joins 15 other countries – including Germany, France and Canada – as well as two American cities – Seattle and Los Angeles – which have already pledged to do the same. It is not known whether the other 14 states under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will follow suit.

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