California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Vehicles as of 2035
|auto123.com 24 Sep 2020 at 11:56|
Quite a bombshell announcement out of California yesterday. State Governor Gavin Newsom declared that the state will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles in California beginning in 2035.
The purpose of the executive order is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are partly responsible for the climate change that is greatly affecting the largest American state.
In a global context, the measure is not without precedent – similar rules have already been adopted in some fifteen countries around the world. For North America, however, this is major news.
“This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change. For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe. You deserve to have a car that doesn’t give your kids asthma ... Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.”