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Gone by 2035: Gas-Powered Car Sales Have an Expiration Date in California

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday an executive order that would ban the sale of cars powered by internal combustion engines by 2035. California is the first state in the country to take such action.
September 24, 2020, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that calls for a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and other passenger vehicles in the state by 2035," report Mark Olalde and Janet Wilson for the Palm Springs Desert Sun. 

"The executive order will not prevent Californians from owning gasoline-powered cars or selling them on the used car market," add Olalde and Wilson. 

The announcement came as part of a package of climate change action put in motion by Gov. Newsom. "The executive order sets July of next year as an important month when multiple reports and recommendations are due on topics ranging from incentivizing the electric vehicle market to the responsible closure and cleanup of oil wells," according to the article. 

The announcement attracted criticism from both sides of the issue, as cited in the article—from a Republican state legislator who said the move would disproportionately impact rural residents, and environmentalists who say the policy wouldn't go far enough.

Additional coverage of the announcement is available from Paul Rogers for The Mercury News and Andrew J. Hawkins for The Verge.

A video of the announcement is shown above.

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Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Palm Springs Desert Sun
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