California’s Gavin Newsom Bans Gas-Powered Vehicles, Effective 2035

(Breitbart) – California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that the state will ban sales of gas-powered vehicles, effective in 2035. Newsom said that the “audacious” goal was necessary to achieve the state’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045.

Newsom said that his new executive order would “eliminate” the sales of “internal combustion engines” and move to electric vehicles — a move that he said would create jobs and allow California to “dominate” the market, and address climate change. Those who currently own gas-powered vehicles would still be allowed to operate them and to sell them on the used market.

2035 happens to be the same year that former Vice President Joe Biden has set as a deadline for the U.S. to eliminate fossil fuels from electricity production, five years later than originally proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) in her “Green New Deal.” Ocasio-Cortez led the climate change panel on the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force” earlier this year.

Newsom cited ongoing wildfires, as well several recent record-breaking high temperatures in the state, in explaining his push for “ambitious goals” — though he did not explain how reducing local emissions would affect global climate enough to affect local temperatures. California currently emits 1% of the world’s carbon emissions despite being the sixth-biggest economy.

He called the new policy an “opportunity to transform” the state’s economy, and touted the global market for zero-emission vehicles. He did not explain why the state had to ban gas-powered vehicles rather than allowing the market to operate.

Newsom said that automobile manufacturers would have to think about whether they could “look their kids and their grandkids in the eye” if they failed to produce zero-emissions vehicles that could help reduce global carbon emissions.

He also slammed those who were in “denial about science, denial about facts” regarding the human role in climate change.

Newsom concluded by observing that the state had gone from “the what to the why, and now we need to focus on the how.”

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  1. I think we should encourage California to break away and become another third world country because that is where they are headed with the lunatics they have in state and city government, We can survive without California but the questions is, Can California survive without us?

  2. And how many different brands/types of total electric cars are on the market? talk about a fiasco waiting to happen. What about the Diesel trackers (aka Semi’s, 18 wheelers), what about farm equipment?
    Will he ban all aircraft out of CA as well? Total electric aircraft for cargo & passengers doesn’t exist unless they want to go back to dirigibles.
    And lets not forget the rolling brown outs and black outs CA is prone to. They don’t have enough electricity now for the houses and businesses so of course lets mandate converting every vehicle in the state to running off electricity as well.
    And will they demand the power brought in from out of state be generated on wind or solar as well? Can’t use a Nuc power plant not good for environment either. How much land and environmental damage from erecting wind generators. You often find the dead birds near them and they have to clear the land around them to facilitate wind flow. Which is why you don’t find them in forested areas.
    Time for a reality check for this ID10T if a governor.


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