Sales of new gas or diesel cars will end in California by 2035

Sales of new gasoline or diesel cars will cease in California by 2035

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">An American fuels up in San Francisco, California.

New cars sold in California will have to be “zero-emission” polluting , from 2035 at the latest, according to a text adopted Thursday in this state at the forefront of efforts for an energy transition in the country.

Rapidly accelerating the number of zero-emission vehicles on our roads and highways will radically reduce emissions and pollution for all Californians, Liane Randolph, president of the California Office of Environmental Quality, said in a statement. #x27;air (California Air Resources Board or CARB), which approved the measure.

The text, which will effectively ban the sale of new diesel or gasoline cars from 2035, formalizes the objectives set in September 2020 by the Democratic Governor of the State, Gavin Newsom.

By 2026, one-third of California's car sales must be zero-emission vehicles, meaning only vehicles running on electricity, hydrogen, and some hybrid vehicles, and it must be two-thirds of sales by 2030.

The timeline is ambitious, but achievable: When a child born this year reaches college age, only zero-emission vehicles and a limited number of plug-in hybrid vehicles will be available for sale for what is new cars in California, CARB noted.

California, with more than 40 million consumers, is the largest market in the United States and its standards have a impact on manufacturing production across the country.

General Motors had already announced in January 2021 its intention to no longer build cars with polluting emissions by 2035, even if the group has not openly committed to offering only electric vehicles in the world. 13 years old.

The Tesla charging station in Baker, California.

California's passage of the measure comes as President Joe Biden signed into law a sweeping climate and health investment plan last week, which includes a US$370 billion package to reduce emissions. greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

In recent years, many countries have tried to limit pollution from the automotive sector.

The UK, Singapore and Israel have committed to ending sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, and Norway has made the commitment for 2025 .

Human activity, in particular the use of fossil fuels, has led, according to scientists, to global warming, which in turn has contributed to make extreme weather phenomena more frequent and violent.

One ​​of the solutions to combat this warming consists in therefore, according to scientists, to limit polluting emissions from fossil fuels.

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