California is one of the leading states for electric vehicles and EV charging availability. Their new ambitious plans include completely phasing out gas powered vehicle sales by 2035. Pre-existing gas-powered vehicles will not be affected by this mandate. Their goals for electric vehicles are a part of their climate change plans. This plan will require car dealership to shift the cars that they are selling on their lot. At specific years they will have to reach certain checkpoints for the number of electric vehicles they are selling starting with 35% of models being sold having to be electric all the way to 100% by 2035.
“This regulation is one of the most important efforts we have ever carried out to clean the air,” said Air Resources Board Chair Liane Randolph. “Our previous regulations to make cars cleaner made improvements, but those improvements were incremental. This regulation will essentially end vehicle emissions altogether.
California has set previous precedents for EVs in their state. They recently set a new mandate for EV charging accessibility in newly developed properties. Newly built homes and facilities must be capable of having EV charging stations installed on the property. Individual cities in California have been putting forth EV charging efforts of their own by making sure EV charging stations are installed and ensuring their city’s fleets are going electric.
Click here to read the full article. Originally published August 25, 2022, by Cal Matters.