By 2035, Gas-Powered Cars Will No Longer Be Sold in California

By Jessica Stewart on September 25, 2020


When it comes to environmental laws, the state of California is a leader in the United States. And Governor Gavin Newsom's new executive order shows just how serious his state is about doing its part to help the planet. On September 24, 2020, Governor Newsom signed an order that will ban the sale of gas-powered cars in the state in the near future. Starting in 2035, any car sold in California must have zero emissions. It's a powerful move in a state where smog is a daily reality. In fact, transportation accounts for 80% of smog-producing pollution and 50% of carbon pollution.


California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Cal Expo in Sacramento where he announced an executive order requiring the sale of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, a move the governor says would achieve a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)




 

캘리포니아주, 2035년까지 신형 차량 가스배출 제로화


   캘리포니아 주는 환경법에 관한 한 선도적이다. 개빈 뉴섬 주지사의 새로운 행정명령은 그의 주가 지구를 살리기 위해 그 역할을 얼마나 진지하게 하고 있는지를 보여준다. 뉴섬 주지사는 2020년 9월 24일 주 내 가스 자동차의 판매를 금지하는 명령에 서명했다. 2035년부터 캘리포니아에서 판매되는 모든 자동차는 배출가스가 없어야 한다. 현재 배출가스가 일상적 현실인 상태에서 매우 강력한 계획이다. 실제로 자동차 교통수단은 스모그 발생 오염원의 80%, 탄소 오염의 50%를 차지한다.


"이것은 기후변화와 싸우기 위해 우리 주가 취할 수 있는 가장 영향력 있는 조치다. 뉴섬은 "너무 수십 년 동안 자동차들이 우리 아이들과 가족들이 숨쉬는 공기를 오염시킬 수 있도록 허용했다"고 말했다. "캘리포니아 사람들은 우리 차가 아이들에게 천식을 주는지 걱정할 필요가 없어야 할 것이다. 자동차는 빙하를 녹이거나 우리의 소중한 해변과 해안선을 위협하는 해수면을 높여서는 안 된다."


물론, 이것이 2035년까지 도로에 있는 모든 자동차들이 배기가스가 배출되지 않는다는 것을 의미하지는 않는다. 2035년 이전에 구입한 차뿐만 아니라 주 경계를 넘는 차량도 여전히 있을 것이다. 그리고 중고차를 구입하거나 주 밖으로 나가 차를 구입하는 사람들은 적어도 현재로서는 허점이 있을 것이다. 그럼에도 민주당 주지사의 입장은 강력하며 수송이 일으키는 오염을 줄이라는 명령에 의해 위임된 몇 가지 조치 중 하나일 뿐이다.


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“This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change. For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe,” said Newsom. “Californians shouldn’t have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma. Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.”


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will begin selling a $25,000 electric car in three years. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) 

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Of course, this doesn't mean that all cars on the roads will be emissions-free by 2035. There will still be vehicles crossing over state lines, as well as cars purchased prior to 2035. And, those who buy used cars or go out of state to purchase cars will have a loophole—at least for now. Still, the Democratic governor's stance is powerful and is just one of several steps mandated by the order to cut down on the pollution that transport causes.





In addition to the sale of new cars and trucks, drayage trucks will be required to have zero emissions by 2035. By 2045, all medium duty and heavy duty vehicles should also be emissions-free where feasible. Though electric vehicles are currently more expensive than gas-powered cars, this is slowly changing. In the coming years, it's believed that manufacturers will be able to even the costs and so, by 2035, getting a zero-emissions vehicle won't necessarily mean spending more money.


h/t: [NBC News]

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