California to unveil plan tomorrow that will see gas cars BANNED by 2035

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The socialists running California have gone full insane and the state might have very few people living in it in 10 years.

California’s announcement that gas-powered vehicles will be 100% banned in 10 years follows Joe Biden’s approval of a socialist climate change bill last week.

The ban will go into effect despite auto industry leaders warning that there may not be enough cars or charging infrastructure, or rare minerals for this even to be possible. Californians might all end up riding bikes.

Among the measures included in the legislation is the largest federal investment in combating “climate change.” Democrats have earmarked $375 billion to be spent in a decade – aiming to lower emissions by 40 percent by the end of the decade to levels below 2005, according to The New York Times.

“California is set to roll out its long-awaited ban on new gasoline cars on Thursday, which is part of its rule to have all new cars sold by 2035 to be electric only in an effort to fight climate change, the Daily Mail reported.

Governor Gavin Newsom first announced the ban in 2020 as a means to reduce the amount of smog-induced pollution in the air, which will improve the state’s air quality that is the worst in the US.

The move will also make California the first in the world to mandate zero-emission vehicles on its roads – but many other states and countries have joined the movement, but have not yet began the ban.

By 2026, 35 percent of new passenger vehicles sold in the state will be zero-emission vehicles, then 68 percent by 2030, and then 100 percent by 2035.

California’s automakers, however, are hesitant about the move, arguing that officials need to build more infrastructure and provide more information about mining lithium minerals.

‘The climate crisis is solvable if we focus on the big, bold steps needed to stem the tide of carbon pollution,’ Newsom said on Wednesday.

“The move, according to Newson, will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent in the nation’s most populous state,” the Mail continued.

The move does not ban the public from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market, but puts an end to new models being sold.

California already has rules mandating a certain percentage of new car sales must be electric or zero-emission vehicles, but the new ban means all must be zero-missions by 2035.

‘Pull away from the gas pumps,’ Newsom declared in 2020.

‘Let us no longer be victims of geopolitical dictators that manipulate global supply chains and global markets.’

Among the largest economies in the world, California is home to more than one of every ten new vehicles sold in the country.

Earlier this year, Jessica Caldwell, executive director of Edmunds.com’s insights team, said that Newsom’s announcement ‘does seem like this is a significant shot fired against’ gasoline engines.

As a result of California’s announcement, she expects high-level meetings at all the auto companies that had been moving toward electric vehicles but did not anticipate a zero-emission mandate within 15 years.

She said that automakers might have to rethink their manufacturing and capital spending plans as a consequence of the mandate.

“The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, which represents most automakers including Ford, which Newsom lauded for its anti-pollution efforts, said that although the industry is committed to more electric vehicles and will work with California, markets cannot be built with mandates and bans,” the Mail added.

According to Alliance for Automotive Innovation president John Bozzella, the ban will ‘require increased infrastructure, incentives, fleet requirements, building codes, and much more.’

In an email to the NYT, Bozzella said it would be difficult for California to adopt new emissions regulations for electric vehicles.

It is extremely difficult to meet California’s regulations for selling new electric vehicles, he said in an email to the Times.

‘Whether or not these requirements are realistic or achievable is directly related to external factors such as inflation, charging and fuel infrastructure, supply chains, labor force, critical mineral availability and pricing, and ongoing semiconductor shortages,’ he told the outlet.

“He continued to explain that auto makers are onboard with more electric vehicles on the road, but urges US government officials to better understand the process and effort needed to mine materials, along with still keeping the vehicles affordable for the average person,” added the Mail.

California, however, is not the only region with a target date to phase out gas guzzlers.

Canada, the UK , France, German and seven other European countries are on the same path with bans ranging from 2030 to 2040.

Newsom announced the gas vehicle ban just one day after vetoing drug injection site legislation, a move which many conservatives hailed as being the right one.

ABC 7 reported that “Newsom vetoed a bill Monday that he said could have brought “a world of unintended consequences” by allowing Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco to set up sites where opioid users could legally inject drugs under supervision.”

“The unlimited number of safe injection sites that this bill would authorize – facilities which could exist well into the later part of this decade – could induce a world of unintended consequences,” Newsom said in vetoing the bill.

Many pundits believe Newsom is maneuvering for a possible 2024 run for president.

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