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California says goodbye to gas-powered cars

California is poised to set a 2035 deadline for all new cars, trucks and SUVs sold in the state to be powered by electricity or hydrogen, an ambitious step that will reshape the U.S. car market by speeding the transition to more climate-friendly vehicles.

“It’s ambitious, it’s pioneering, it’s what we must do if we’re going to leave this planet better for future generations,” the Democratic governor’s senior climate adviser, Lauren Sanchez, told Axios.

Can I still drive a petrol car? People can continue driving gas-fueled vehicles and purchasing used ones after 2035. The plan also allows for one-fifth of sales after 2035 to be plug-in hybrids that can run on batteries and gas.

Looking ahead…but it sets a course for ultimately ending the era of filling up at the local gas station. The switch from gas to electric cars will drastically reduce emissions and air pollutants.

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