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California Is Banning Gasoline Cars. Now the EV Race Begins

  • State to stop sales of new internal-combustion cars in 2035
  • EV makers already lining up in race as dealers question goal
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California Will Ban Gasoline Cars Starting in 2035
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California just started the clock on a future that a few years ago would’ve been unthinkable: dealerships full of nothing but zero-emissions cars.

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered regulators to phase out the internal combustion engine and ban the sale of all new gasoline-fueled cars after 2035. With that, California became the first state in America to impose such a prohibition and delivered the biggest jolt yet to automakers already under pressure to give up fossil fuels and deliver a new generation of electric vehicles.