California is the first state in the United States to ban new Gasoline and Diesel cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued an executive order today, directing that state to require that all new vehicles sold in 2015 to have zero emissions.
This executive order targets private passenger cars and trucks, as well as formulates a requirement that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles reach the same zero-percent target by the later date of 2045. There’s language that allows some flexibility for the proposals due to technological feasibility and cost-effectiveness
California joins, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, France, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom to stop selling gas and diesel cars..
Germany, India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka plans to eventually to eliminate all petro cars in their respective countries.
Sixty other nations are considering a partial or full phase out of fossil ban on petro vehicles.
In the United States, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle plans to purchase electric vehicles and buses.
California attributes more than 50 percent of its carbon emissions—and a vast majority of its toxic air pollutants—to the broader transportation sector. Implementing this order fully, according to the state, would reduce its total carbon emissions by 35 percent or more alone.
Addressing the affordability issue, the state intends to support the used-vehicle market for zero-emissions vehicles; what this support would look like isn’t clear, but tax credits are often used for this purpose.