California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035

  • California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035

According to a statement on the governor's website, Newsom believes that this order will "move the state further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels while retaining and creating jobs and spurring economic growth". "For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe". Cars shouldn't give our kids asthma. "Cars shouldn't melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines".

On Wednesday he ordered state regulators to come up with requirements to meet that goal. 14 years later and we're still talking about just phasing out new gas-powered cars 15 years from now.

California is the largest auto market in the U.S., accounting for just over 11 percent of all new vehicle sales in 2019.

And, as the Chronicle notes, environmentalists have blasted Newsom for being all talk when it comes to climate change, with the state having approved more oil and natural gas drilling permits in the first half of this year than it did last year.

The state's clean air regulator, the California Air Resources Board, will develop regulations that ensure every new passenger auto sold in the state is electric or is otherwise zero-emissions by 2035.

The board will also develop regulations that require operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to be fully zero-emission by 2045 where feasible. Today, the state of California plans to make that official by no longer allowing the sale of new gas-powered vehicles under the executive order of current Governor Gavin Newsom.

In response to a record wildfire season in the state, Newsom earlier this month said California needed to "fast track" its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

U.S. President Donald Trump has sought to bar California from requiring sale of electric vehicles, while his rival Joe Biden has pledged to spend billions to speed the adoption of electric vehicles. "Across the entire spectrum, our goals are inadequate to the reality we are experiencing", he said on September 11 while touring a burned area in the state. A dozen countries including the UK, Germany and India have all passed legislation to phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2030 while Canada and France have established a goal of 2040. And, no doubt, Trump will be tweeting about this if he hasn't already because he's been - in his anti-science, backwards-leaning, dummy Republican posturing been trying to push California and other states to roll back their emissions standards.