California Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) plans to introduce a bill that would ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines after 2040:
When the Legislature returns in January, Assemblyman Phil Ting plans to introduce a bill that would ban the sale of new cars fueled by internal-combustion engines after 2040. The San Francisco Democrat said it’s essential to get California drivers into an electric fleet if the state is going to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets, since the transportation sector accounts for more than a third of all emissions.
Core News has been following California’s exploration of banning the internal combustion engine. A recent Bloomberg interview with Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board revealed California was mulling the idea.