California Seeks to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has unveiled a plan to end the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in the state no later than 2035. Newsom’s plan is intended to further reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The proposed rule would not ban people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. But it would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state of 40 million people.
California already has rules mandating a certain percentage of new car sales must be electric or zero-emission vehicles. This rule, if implemented, would make California the first U.S. state with a plan to phase them out completely.
The announcement comes as a leading manufacturer of electric cars, Tesla, wrestles with a network outage and possible hack of its system that has locked tens of thousands of drivers out of their high-tech autos:
Tesla is experiencing a complete network outage that has hit its internal service and customer mobile app a day after the company lost $50 billion in its market value due to its failed ‘Battery Day.’
The mobile app holds a digital key and only owners who have a physical version have been able to access and drive their vehicle – leaving those without stranded.
Sources told Electrek that Tesla’s internal systems are also down, making it impossible for staff to process deliveries and orders.
California’s electric grid has come under severe stress in recent months, as a heatwave combined with wildfires forced major electric producers to institute rolling blackouts.
Image Credit: By Henri Sivonen from Helsinki, Finland (flickr: California State Capitol) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Looks like the neighboring states will be making a killing by selling cars ‘over the state line’, once they are driven off the lot, they are “used” anyway (check how values drop at that point).
If california wants to cut down on CO2 emissions and atmospheric temperature raise, all they have to do is forbid their politicians to talk. Forbidding them to breath would be even more effective but with tragic side effects.
Wonderful video! It says all the right things about the fallacy of renewable energy, just as I have told the looney liberals for years. Thank you for sharing it. I’m going to keep that link handy for sharing with others.
More display of Newsoms blatant disregard for reality. he truly is a very mentally challenged Jerk.
Boy, are these California Democrats ass holes.
These dumb ass nazi democraps will BE LONG GONE BY THEN…FACT
No gas cars but we are suffocating from smoke due to all the fires because they no longer know how to manage the forests. Bring back the loggers and let them clear the brush and thin out the trees like they used to do before we have no forests left