INFO ALERT: Gov. Newsom Issues Ex. Order to Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars

Posted September 23rd, 2020 | Status:

Governor Newsom today signed an Executive Order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035. 

The California Air Resources Board will develop the regulations as well as develop regulations to mandate that all operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be 100 percent zero emission by 2045 where feasible, with the mandate going into effect by 2035 for drayage trucks.

The order also requires state agencies, in partnership with the private sector, to accelerate deployment of affordable fueling and charging options. The executive order will not prevent Californians from owning gasoline-powered cars or selling them on the used car market.

You can read the full Executive Order here.

Governor Newsom issued this Executive Order in the wake of record-setting wildfires ravaging the state. To date, the wildfires have burned more than 3.4 million acres and generated more than 91 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is about 25% more than the state’s annual emissions from fossil fuels (source).

BizFed plans to be at the table as these important decisions are being developed – and will make sure the business community will continue to have a voice during these unprecedented times. 

If you have any questions regarding this issue – please contact sarah.wiltfong@bizfed.org. 

Keeping you informed,

Tracy Hernandez
Founding CEO, BizFed

 

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