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California Aims to Triple EV Sales by 2026, Reach 100% by 2035

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Aug. 25, 2022—A new proposal from the California Air Resources Board would set an aggressive target for the state's transition to electric vehicles.

According to a report from USA Today, the state wants its sales of new EVs to triple in the next four years to 35% of all new vehicle purchases. If approved, the proposal would slowly raise the minimum threshold of EV sales all the way to 100% by 2035. 

California accounts for about 11% of all new vehicle sales in the country each year. If approved, the new guidelines would still permit state residents to drive ICE vehicles and sell used ones.

In order for the plan to be enacted, the board needs approval from several state entities and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which could take months.

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