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California Aims to Ban New ICEs by 2035

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April 15, 2022—California regulators have put forth a new proposal that, if approved, would eliminate the sale of new ICE-powered vehicles by 2035.

The proposal would require 35 percent of new passenger vehicle sales to be electric- or hydrogen-powered by 2026 according to a report from CNBC. After that, emissions-free vehicles would need to account for 68 percent of total sales by 2030 and then 100 percent five years laters. 

EVs are becoming increasingly popular in the Golden State, accounting for 12.4 percent of total new vehicle sales last year. The proposal still needs approval from the California Air Resources, which is expected to take a vote sometime in August.

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