The California authorities have set a goal for themselves to abandon the sale of passenger cars with an internal combustion engine by 2035.
According to the decree, which was signed on Wednesday by Gavin Newsom, the governor of the state, by this time all cars sold in California must have zero emissions.
The state’s further goal is to fully transition to zero-emission midsize and large trucks by 2045 in sectors where possible.
Last year, more than 11% of US passenger cars were registered in California, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing data from IHS Markit. As of July, the share of electric vehicles among registered passenger cars in California was 6.2% and 1.6% in the country as a whole.
California has become the first US state to set such a target, and other left-wing states could follow it, given California’s historic regulatory leadership, the newspaper said.