States banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles
This week, California became the first U.S. state to announce a phase-out of gasoline-powered vehicles, and other states plan to follow.
The California Air Resources Board on Thursday approved a rule banning the sale of new gas-engine vehicles by 2035, requiring all new vehicles to run on electric or hydrogen fuel, California Gov. Gavin Newsom told ABC News he believes more states will do so Do the same to help fight climate change.
he pointed out 17 other states has followed in the footsteps of California, use Its tailpipe emission standards are stricter than those of the federal government.
Of these, 15 states also support their zero-emission vehicle requirements, and several states have taken steps to adopt new regulations.
California is unique in its ability to set stricter emissions standards than federal rules that other states can follow. The Clean Air Act allows California to set emission standards for new motor vehicles through waivers granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Other states can adopt California’s standards without government approval, as long as they are the same, According to the EPA.
Under new California rules, by 2035, automakers will not be allowed to sell any cars, pickups, minivans, SUVs or other passenger vehicles that emit greenhouse gases. Motorists can continue to drive gas vehicles purchased before the 2035 deadline, and will be allowed to buy gasoline-powered vehicles after the used car rules come into effect.
Below are states that have taken steps to adopt the California Zero Emission Vehicle Standard or similar policies.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called California’s ban on new gasoline vehicles “an important milestone in our climate fight” and said this week that his state was “ready to adopt California by the end of the year.” regulations”.The state legislature has previously committed Washington adoption rules Enforce California emission standards. This spring, state lawmakers also set a goal of phasing out $17 billion in sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2030. transportation planalthough this is not a task.
Oregon is also seeking to adopt California’s “landmark” regulations, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality thursday says“Oregon is moving forward with a proposed rule similar to California’s Advanced Clean Vehicle II regulation that is critical to helping meet statewide greenhouse gas reduction goals and improving air quality and public health outcomes,” the department said in a statement. Important.” . The proposed rule would convert all new light-duty vehicle sales in the state to zero emissions by 2035.Previously, the state had set a goal By 2035, at least 90% of new cars sold each year will be zero-emissions.
Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a comprehensive climate bill Incorporated into the law, which includes a requirement that all new cars sold in the state be zero-emissions starting in 2035, following California. The law also increases state rebates for new electric vehicles, including additional rebates for low-income earners, and strengthens charging infrastructure, among other measures.
Last year, New York Governor Kathy Hochul sign the bill The law requires 100 percent of passenger cars and trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, and zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2045.