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California to Ban Sale of Gas-Powered Vehicles Next Decade


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California on Thursday is expected to implement its plan to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.

100% of all cars sold in California by 2035 must be ‘free of fossil fuel emissions.’

“The climate crisis is solvable if we focus on the big, bold steps necessary to stem the tide of carbon pollution,” California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.

From The New York Times:

California on Thursday is expected to put into effect its sweeping plan to prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, a groundbreaking move that could have major effects on the effort to fight climate change and accelerate a global transition toward electric vehicles.

“This is huge,” said Margo Oge, an electric vehicles expert who headed the Environmental Protection Agency’s transportation emissions program under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. “California will now be the only government in the world that mandates zero-emission vehicles. It is unique.”

The rule, issued by the California Air Resources Board, will require that 100 percent of all new cars sold in the state by 2035 be free of the fossil fuel emissions chiefly responsible for warming the planet, up from 12 percent today. It sets interim targets requiring that 35 percent of new passenger vehicles sold in the state by 2026 produce zero emissions. That would climb to 68 percent by 2030.

The Biden Administration continues forcing electric vehicles on the American public to push the climate change agenda.

Biden last year announced a new order to have 40% to 50% of US auto sales electric by 2030.

As The Gateway Pundit reported last year, 20% of electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas-powered because of the inconvenience of charging.

It only takes a few minutes to fill up a gas tank, yet some electric vehicles need several hours of charging to drive 35 miles.

Charging electric vehicles is a total “hassle” say 20% of EV owners surveyed between 2012 and 2018 so they’re going back to gas, researchers found.

D&D Energy Group Inc. noted:

Why U.S. Consumers Favor Gas-Powered Cars

The consensus is in. “Of the random 1,702 car-owning adults the Consumer Reports National Research Center contacted by telephone across the U.S., a massive 87% said they had some form of concern with plug-in cars,” Green Car Reports reveals. Consumer Reports’ survey reveals that the average consumer overwhelmingly prefers gas-powered cars, and there are several reasons why they wish to stick with them.

In the same survey, drivers expressed concerns about the safety of electric vehicles. Thirty-nine percent worry about their safety in general, while 35% said they feared electric vehicles catching fire after a crash. Nationwide, Americans prefer gas-powered vehicles and do not expect hybrid cars and electric vehicles to entirely take over the market. In fact, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), just 40% believe there will be mostly electric cars on the roads in 2029.

Yet, California will force consumers to buy expensive, inefficient electric vehicles to appease the climate change agenda.


 

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