Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order today to phase out the sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars and passenger trucks in California by 2035. California is the nation’s largest market for zero-emission vehicles: Half of all electric vehicles sold in the U.S. are sold in the state. The new order will accelerate existing government efforts to make the state carbon-neutral by 2045.
NextGen, is a progressive policy nonprofit that has long advocated ending our dependence on fossil fuels. We reached out to Dave Weiskopf, NextGen’s senior policy adviser for climate and environmental issues, to join John Howard and Tim Foster on the Capitol Weekly Podcast to chat about Newsom’s order.