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California unveils plan to scale up electric vehicle sales to prep for ban on gas-fueled cars

Original post made on Apr 14, 2022

California's clean-air regulators on Tuesday unveiled a far-reaching proposal requiring a ramp-up in sales of zero-emission cars, culminating in a ban on new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 14, 2022 at 2:32 pm

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This is an important and necessary step to slow, and eventually stop, climate change due to over-emission of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gasses. I'm glad to be living in a state whose leaders understand that steps like this are absolutely necessary, and not just in California.

Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Apr 14, 2022 at 2:40 pm

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WIth PG&E being the model of efficiency and safety, I can only imagine that further taxing the existing electrical grid will be without any issues.

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:40 pm

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It's easy to wave your hands and say that electricity is clean because we have solar, hydro, etc. If they don't tell you where exactly the new electricity will come from to power all those cars, they're hiding something. Solar roofs won't save us. We need to build grid-scale renewable energy sources, which are less popular with Bay Area voters than electric-car mandates.

Posted by Brent Waters
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 15, 2022 at 7:06 am

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Governor Newson's 'executive order' punishes consumers who drive (or prefer to drive a vehicle) powered by fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels can never be fully removed from our existence and everyday life.

Imagine the military operating on electric vehicles during wartime or electric commercial passenger planes.

Why should the common man bear the full responsibility for eradicating global warming and climate change?

And what about the other countries like India and China that continue to burn coal?

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2022 at 4:18 am

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Anything is possible in the long term, including hydrogen-powered airplanes.