SAN FRANCISCO — On Sept. 23, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an Executive Order banning the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. California has served as a market leader in driving environmentally sensitive changes to the auto industry for decades.
It’s been almost two weeks since Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order requiring that sales of all new passenger vehicles in California be zero emissions by 2035. But the question remains: How do we get there?
A new study details dramatic economic benefits and large cuts in carbon emissions for California from the impact of electric vehicles over the next 10 years. Other states can profit from the lessons learned.
A new think-tank study says government efforts to promote greater adoption of electric vehicles in California, especially among the poor, would boost the state's economy as consumers find other uses for the money they would otherwise spend on fuel.