A new proposed bill in California aims to not ban all new non-electric vehicles in the state by 2035 to help fight climate change.
As The Daily Wire reports:
The California Air Resources Board has called for 35% of new car sales in the state to be battery or hydrogen-powered by 2026 as the state seeks to achieve Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s goal of eliminating the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.
“Pull away from the gas pumps,” Newsom said. “Let us no longer be victims of geopolitical dictators that manipulate global supply chains and global markets.”
Electric vehicle sales rose to 12.4% across California in 2021, an increase from 7.8% the prior year, according to CNBC.
“The proposal, if enacted by the California Air Resources Board, would require 35% of new passenger vehicle sales to be powered by batteries or hydrogen by 2026, and 100% of sales to be net-zero emissions less than a decade later. The proposal also calls for zero-emissions sales to account for 68% of total sales by 2030,” the report said.
The news comes as Newsom is currently pushing a $10.5 Billion dollar plan to climate investment program.