California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order mandating that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles starting in 2035. The announcement notes that transportation accounts for “more than 50%” of California’s greenhouse gas emissions and that the order could ultimately reduce the state’s emissions by over 35%. The order will not prohibit residents from owning or selling existing gas-powered cars.
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