California wants to ban gasoline carsSeptember 24, 2020
The ban on the sale of such cars could come into effect 15 years later, when electric cars become significantly cheaper.
The US state of California may ban the sale of cars with classic internal combustion engines by 2035. This became known on Thursday, August 24, after the statement of the Governor of the state Gavin Newsom. Moreover, the order states that there will be no exceptions even for cars with hybrid motors. And by 2045, similar rules should cover heavy trucks.
The California administration is very concerned about the ecology of the region, which is one of the worst in the country, and the auto industry pollutes it more than others. So, 80% of all pollution in the region falls on the auto industry. Switching to electric cars will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35%. By 2035, the cost of electric cars should be significantly lower than now, and the infrastructure will already be developed everywhere. Therefore, purchasing a car with an electric motor will no longer be such a luxury as it is now.
In addition to this, over 15 years, the electric car market should be mastered by brands of the mass segment.
At the same time, the governor’s order mentions one important amendment – the ban will apply specifically to the sale of new cars, but the possession of previously purchased cars with internal combustion engines and their resale will not be prohibited.
Meanwhile, Tesla has revealed plans to launch a cheap electric car. According to preliminary data, its cost should be only $ 25,000, which is 1.5 times less than the cheapest Tesla model today.
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