California will stop selling new gasoline-powered cars and trucks by 2035, Governor Gavin Newsom announced.
According to him, this measure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the most populated state of the country by 35 percent.
At the same time, residents of the state will not be prohibited from owning gasoline cars or selling them on the used car market. However, the proposal will end sales of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks in the state of 40 million.
“Cars should not melt glaciers or raise sea levels to threaten our beloved beaches and coasts,” Newsom said. “For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe.”
California has set a goal of fully converting to clean, renewable energy by 2045.