California is set to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by the year 2035 as part of a larger climate initiative. The goal of 100% new electric car sales by 2035 will be implemented in phases starting in 2026. Governor Gavin Newsom is excited to see this bill become law as it has been in the works for many years now. The proposed law is controversial due to a variety of factors, mainly the overall cost of electric vehicles from the MSRP to maintenance. Used gas cars will not be removed from the market.
Residents will not be prohibited from traveling to other states to purchase gas vehicles. However, California is notorious for passing laws that create prohibitive taxes. So it would not be a surprise if the cost of gas skyrocketed in the Golden State and not necessarily anywhere else. Political big-wigs have already come out and said that measures have been taken to price out certain “undesirable” things.
California regulators expected to ban new gas cars by 2035 – YouTube
California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars – The New York Times
California board votes on 2035 plan to go electric, phase out gas-powered cars | CBC News
California moves to ban sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035 : NPR
California will ban new gas-powered vehicles sales starting in 2035 – The Verge
California moves toward banning new cars running only on gas by 2035 – The Washington Post