A bill introduced in Sacramento would, if passed, ban the sale of internal combustion passenger vehicles in the state starting in 2040. The legislation is aimed at boosting sales of zero-emission vehicles in order to meet the state’s ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Critics say the bill would hurt middle-income and poorer motorists and cannot anticipate technological advancements shaping the auto industry in the next 22 years. Gov. Jerry Brown wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the state’s roads by 2025.”
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