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California Announces Ban On New Gasoline-Powered Vehicles Beginning In 2035

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that the state plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles starting in the year 2035 in an effort to reduce global warming emissions. The plan will not prevent people from owning ICE vehicles or selling them, but it would end the sale of all new gas-powered vehicles in a state with a population of 40 million that accounts for one out of 10 new cars sold in the U.S.

While 15 countries around the world have adopted similar mandates, California is the first U.S. state to make the commitment to electric vehicles. Newsom signed the executive order directing state regulators to develop new regulations to meet the deadline on the hood of a Ford Mustang Mach-E, the automaker’s first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.

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This mandate undoubtedly places a great deal of pressure on all automakers, including Ford. However, in addition to the aforementioned Mach-E, The Blue Oval has a variety of electric vehicles in the works, including the 2023 Ford F-150 EV, which is due to arrive in mid-2022.

2020 Ford F-150 EV

In addition, Ford’s recently reached labor agreement with Canadian union Unifor includes a $1.95 million investment in the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant to retool it for the future production of five electric vehicles. That process will begin in 2024, with the first EV expected to roll off the assembly line in 2025.

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Last month, Ford joined Honda, BMW, Volkswagen, and Volvo in signing a binding emissions agreement with California that will compel them to follow the state’s vehicle emissions standards moving forward, which are currently stricter than those imposed by the federal government.

Per California’s rules, the five automakers will need to improve the average fuel economy of their vehicles from the current standard of 38 miles-per-gallon to 51 miles-per-gallon by the year 2026. Additionally, the automakers will work to produce vehicles that have lower emissions than are required by federal standards.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Holy smokes. Might as well strap a lawn chair to a big kite and fly that around. I bet CA will force all new construction to use solar panel shingles, next

  2. This news has attracted many bad posts against the order. At GM Authority there are already 75 posts against it. I am all for it, and as a New Yorker I expect Gov. Cuomo to do the same.

    • Dear Raymond,
      I know you are pro-electric, as you are commenting about now great electric cars are and i believe you have a agendia of subversion ideology regarding the Green New Deal, as you are always on these posts….is this considered trolling?.

      Progress is made thru Engineering and Good science, not thru politicians and their (sometimes single sided views), and yes 2035 is a ways off, so we will see….i will likely be old and not care or be dead by then. .

      Regarding the the “Deal” wind and solar are not the answer, as they are not cost effective , can not provide enough power, they consume too much land mass, devalue the land and are lower regarding system longevity, (they have short lifespan). Don’t forget the issue of killing bats birds, other wildlife, and the clearing of land as well. They only produce while wind is blowing and our sun shining, you will be filling the large gap with existing technologies ….we also have to dig up the earth for material to make the solar panels and batteries and then their is the recycle issue….and battery waste.

      What I have been seeing is our experts are now saying that Nuclear Power is the best overall solution with no air pollution and very small land mass, with 100 times the output…..meaning much cheaper electricity, and they do have a very good overall safety record.

      I just ask people to STUDY THIS ISSUE in more depth and not be brainwashed by the MSM.

      I would think if you live in NY city you will want a car that disappears into a suitcase like on the Jetsons, (if you remember that ) so you won’t have to park it…..now there is an idea.
      Peace out!

      • Nope, I live in tropical Puerto Rico since 1962. I was too sick of the winters, and now I hardly remember what snow is. I am an EE and I will always support electrical devices, having played with electric trains since 1956. I am not a follower of the Green New Deal, so I ignored the rest of your post.

        But having driven and serviced cars since 1967, and driving a Fusion Hybrid now, I want a full electric car soon. I don’t have any problems with range, as any point on the island is less than 60 miles away from my home. I have a kit built 16 kW Juice Box EVSE waiting for the first charge.

  3. The issue I see is California already has power supply problems. Now add in the additional draw of everyone charging their cars!!!!!

  4. Global warming is a bunch of BS and so is this California ban on the sale of new gasoline powered vehicles! Long live the Boss 302, 351, 429, FE, SOHC 427, 428, 390, 351C, 289, 302, 5.0, 4.6, 5.4, Coyote 5.0……….!

  5. California, literally the most mismanaged place in the world. One of the States in the Union that more people and businesses are leaving then arriving. These left wing liberal nutjobs are destroying a beautiful State but by 2035 California will still be bankrupt, have the largest homeless population and the highest taxes. Global Warming is a FRAUD, Green House Gasses from North America are a fraction of what China and India contribute. Even if Canada, USA, and Mexico got to ZERO GHG emissions it wouldn’t make as big of a difference as India or China lowering their GHG. Another example of Liberals taking the cowardly approach as the facts don’t support the California “Woke” culture. All you liberals stay in California and stop moving to AZ and TX your destroying two great States. Ask Joe Rogan!

  6. So this page is catching up with negative posts, too. Too bad you don’t see this order from the engineer view as I do. Many complain against it now, but by 2030 all of you will be in favor. Come back here in ten years!

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