California Aims To Ban Sales Of New Gas-Powered Cars In 2035
In 15 years, the State of California wants to make it illegal to sell new cars that are gas-powered. In an announcement on Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will direct state regulators to develop new regulations to help reach the goal of no new car sales in just fifteen years. According to the AP, Californian's could still by used gas-powered vehicles or buy them in another state.
California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation’s most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into overdrive.
The plan won’t stop people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. But in 2035 it would end the sale of all new such vehicles in the state of nearly 40 million people that accounts for more than one out of every 10 new cars sold in the U.S.
California would be the first state with such a mandate while at least 15 other countries have already made similar commitments, including Germany, France and Norway.
At the White House, President Trump's Economic Advisor, Larry Kudlow, labeled the move as "very extreme" and didn't believe other states would follow in California's direction.
Environmental groups applauded the move by the California Governor while the Biden campaign has yet to comment.