California Announces Plan to Ban New Gas-powered Car Sales by 2035

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said yesterday his state will decrease the number of gasoline-powered vehicles sold there until only zero-emissions cars and trucks are allowed for sale in just 15 years. He hopes all heavy-duty trucks sold there will be be zero-emissions 10 years after that, he said.

Last year, eight percent of vehicles sold in California were battery-electric or plug-ins. Officials said vehicle emissions account for 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gases from human activity. Wildfires this summer have put more pressure on lawmakers to slow rising temperatures in the state.

The order will only affect new-vehicle sales, not ownership or resales, officials said. Clearly, it will require more charging infrastructure, including parking facilities. Read the whole story here.