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California Bans the Sale of New Gasoline Cars by 2035

The California Air Resources Board votes to phase in quotas for zero-emission vehicles sold in the state to reach 100% by 2035.
California Bans the Sale of New Gasoline Cars by 2035

California air regulators voted Thursday to approve stringent rules that would ban the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035 and set interim targets to phase the cars out, reports CNN.  "This is monumental," California Air Resources Board member Daniel Sperling told CNN. "This is the most important thing that CARB has done in the last 30 years. It's important not just for California, but it's important for the country and the world."  

California votes to ban new gas car sales by 2035 (CNN)

Excerpt from CNN: The measure is a historic one in the US, and would be one of the first such bans worldwide. It has major implications for the US car market, given how large California's economy is and that several states are expected to implement similar rules. The board's new rules would also set interim quotas for zero-emission vehicles, focusing on new models. Starting with 2026 models, 35% of new cars, SUVs and small pickups sold in California would be required to be zero-emission vehicles. 
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom told ABC News that his state's historic vote Thursday to ban the sale of new gas engine vehicles by 2035 is a game changer in the country's goals to curb its dependency on fossil fuels. Newsom told ABC News he is confident other states around the country will follow suit.

Newsom touts California's historic vote to ban sale of new gas engine cars by 2035 (ABC News)

Excerpt from ABC News: "There's nothing else that will move the needle on greenhouse gases more than tailpipe emissions," he told ABC News. Under the new rules, automakers cannot sell any car, pickup truck, minivan, SUV or other passenger vehicles that emit greenhouse gasses. Motorists can continue driving gas-fueled vehicles that were bought prior to the 2035 deadline, according to regulation. They will also be allowed to purchase used gas-powered vehicles after the rules take effect. The state will allow for one-fifth of new car sales after 2035 to be plug-in hybrids that run on batteries and gas. The plan sets targets for the number of new non-gas powered cars sold of 35% by 2026 and 68% four years later.
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According to the Wall Street Journal, the aggressive target was a contentious topic when Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom first announced it through an executive order two years ago, after the Trump administration had moved to strip California of its unique ability to set higher air pollution-related standards than those set by the federal government.

California Approves Rules to Ban Gasoline-Powered Cars by 2035 (Wall Street Journal)

Excerpt from the Wall Street Journal: The actual regulations by the California Air Resources Board to gradually phase out internal-combustion vehicles encountered less formal opposition this week, with companies including General Motors Co. signaling their support, reflecting the auto industry’s ramped up electric-vehicle sales ambitions since that time. Still, auto industry lobbying groups cautioned that the target remained extremely difficult to achieve, noting that many factors, including the build-out of EV charging networks and availability of raw materials needed to make batteries, affect how quickly new car sales can realistically go fully electric. "These are complex, intertwined and global issues well beyond the control of either CARB or the auto industry," said John Bozzella, president of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation.
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