California governor calls for ban on gas-fueled cars by 2035


Gov. Gavin Newsom

By Madi Hawkins / ASA

California Gov. Gavin Newsom released an executive order yesterday requiring that by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles.

In his press release, Newsom cited increased concern about the effects of pollution and climate change caused by gas-fueled vehicles.

Although the order prohibits the sale of new gas-fueled vehicles by 2035, it does not prevent Californians from owning gasoline-powered cars or selling them on the used car market.

Read Gov. Newsom’s press release here.

Madi HeadshotMadi Hawkins serves as a Legislative Analyst in the Automotive Service Association’s Washington, D.C. office.  She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a major in Public Policy Studies.  Madi is originally from Austin, Texas, where she was born and raised, but now resides in Washington, D.C.