According to report, California city would be the first to banned the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles in hopes of reducing health risks.
The California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week announced a statewide ban on new gas and diesel vehicle sales by 2035. This was implement to combat climate change and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.
More than 30 countries and cities across the globe have proposed banning the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles in hopes of reducing health risks, meeting greenhouse gas targets and increasing energy independence.
But California is the first to sanctions such in the United States. because for too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe. Californians shouldn’t have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma. Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse — and create more days filled with smoky air, Newsom said.
He added that, this is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change. In 15 years, 100 percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks will be zero emission — i.e. battery- or hydrogen-powered.
Also, drayage trucks and off-road vehicles and equipment go emissions-free by 2035, medium and heavy duty vehicles.
Internal combustion engines must ditch by 2045. The rules apply to new gasoline only or diesel powered vehicles sold in the state after the ban goes into effect. While cars and trucks registerd before 2035 will remain street legal to make everything work well.