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Newsom orders California regulators to end sales of new gas-powered passenger cars, trucks by 2035

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 14:07:01-04

(AP) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035.

On Wednesday, he ordered state regulators to come up with requirements to meet that goal. California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement.

Newsom's plan would not ban people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market, but it would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state.

California already has rules mandating a certain percentage of new car sales be electric or zero-emission vehicles.