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    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    California Would Sell Only EVs After 2040

    Electric Cars Only: California Bill Would Ban Gas-Powered Cars By 2040

    Summer Meza, December 6, 2017 (Newsweek)

    “Producing and registering gas-powered cars would be illegal in California by 2040 if an upcoming bill is passed by the state legislature…[California Assemblymember Phil Ting will introduce the bill] when lawmakers return to Sacramento for the next legislative session, as part of a plan to phase out gas-powered cars and embrace battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars…Transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas pollution, surpassing power plants this year for the first time in four decades, according to the Energy Information Administration. Electricity production has been moving toward ‘clean’ energy over coal in recent years, but the transport sector hasn’t made as many advances in reducing emissions…In California, gas-powered cars will be required to increase their fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, but lawmakers like Ting want to take things even further…China, France, Norway, India, and the U.K. have passed similar measures and are counting on automakers to move toward affordable electric options as quickly as possible…” click here for more

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