California Proposing 35 Percent EV Sale Target In 202628
California is outlining a new highly aggressive EV adoption plan that will require zero-emission vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles to make up 35 percent of new-vehicle sales by the 2026 model year. The new proposal is more aggressive than the non-binding target of reaching 50 percent BEV/PHEV new-vehicles sales by 2030, as put forward by the Biden Administration.
The new plan was released last week by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and stipulates that 68 percent of new-vehicle sales be zero-emission vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2030, with the eventual goal of phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 2035. According to CARB, electric vehicles currently make up an estimated 12 percent of California’s new-vehicle market share.
The new rule proposal follows a waiver issued last month that reverses a Trump-era rule and allows California to set its own emission rules and EV mandates.
It’s estimated that the new rules could cost automakers an average of $2 billion per year between 2026 and 2040. However, for consumers, the shift to EVs is expected to provide cumulative savings of more than $7,500 over 10 years for the 2035 model year, as well as lower transportation costs in California by $81.8 billion between 2026 and 2040.
In terms of health benefits, CARB says the shift will result in 1,272 fewer cardiopulmonary deaths, 639 fewer emergency room visits for asthma, 249 fewer hospital admissions for respiratory illness, and 208 fewer hospital admissions for cardiovascular illness.
In addition to the new, more-aggressive EV adoption proposal, California has also proposed new-vehicle emissions guidelines that are more strict than those finalized by the EPA late last year. At present, 16 states follow the more-strict California emissions guidelines, affecting over a third of light-vehicle sales in the U.S.
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We can only hope it falls in the ocean by 2026. With the Hollywood fools there.
Good luck in enforcing it. I think California’s days of EPA exemptions are numbered. It’s only a matter of time before this bullsh!t goes to the Supreme Court.
People on this forum are ridiculous. Have you not heard that Washington state has also implemented an ICE sales and Registration ban of Model Years 2030 or later? Everyone here loves to target California, while for a while they were lagging behind Washington State on this.
The excuse of ‘let people buy what they want’ is nonsense. If that argument is valid, you’d probably still drive K1 Deluxe! You’re insisting other should also want things that provide them less benefit and luxury for the price they pay.
Electric Vehicles are more luxurious in more than one way. No noise! ✅ No Oil Change ✅ No Transmission to worry about dropping ✅ No worn out water pumps from relying on belt and pulley systems ✅ no bad fumes from vehicles burning oil ✅ no $4-5/gal Gasoline ✅
If your argument is going to state ‘oh, those poor kids in those lithium mines’ or ‘manufacturing an electric car is more carbon intense’ or ‘what about end of life of the batteries’ or ‘the grid can’t handle everyone driving an EV’ or ‘electricity will skyrocket in price’ or ‘batteries are flammable’ – you wouldn’t believe what’s in your current car, but also I want you to start researching.
Pull your facts together, cite your reputable sources from non-bias organizations, and compile them in MLA format, in response to this comment.
LOL, you can drive whatever you want to drive, but don’t mandate what I can drive. That’s American Freedom!
Your current vehicle has been mandated for Decades. What are you even talking about?
Are you under the assumption that Auto Manufacturers can just do whatever they want without regulations and mandates?
I live in California and it is Absolute nonsense that we even have the infrastructure for this forcing and it is forcing people to do things that they don’t want. Don’t tell me about climate change me have had climate change forever. I know of no scientists that can control the weather or the climate and your arrogant if you think governments or scientists can. If Yellowstone goes are climates gone. That does not mean that we don’t try to protect things but this political nonsense that continues to tell us what to buy and not buy is authoritarian and is a culture is called a Heteronomous culture..In secular terminology Marxism is a heteronomous culture where the handful at the top dictate everything for the masses below. In religious terms Islam functions as a heteronomous culture. It is a culture where all is dictated on what to you do or cannot do, it will force you to go against your Conscience and demands conformity to those who are in charge of the culture. The few will dictate to the many. Please do not come back with an Argument that we don’t care about the environment this is not true! We need commonsense approach and most of the politicians have no common sense. In addition to this 85% roughly give or take the rest the world we can’t even control. Stop buying into an arrogant worldview that we can control everything. You can’t. God is in control not man. You are more than willing to your opinion like I am too but this is out of hand and I need to stop.
@Ken B — very well said and AMEN!!!!!
Washington state’s move is just a bunch of political pandering by a hack. Seattle has turned into a cesspool under Democratic “leadership” and these same people want to take the whole state down to its level. And who the hell are politicians that they know what the best vehicle for me is? Most are morally bankrupt hacks that cannot even get their own personal lives in orders let alone e tell me how to live my life.
The good news is that California’s EPA exemption will eventually be decided by the Surpreme Court and will likely be rendered null and void.
Amen to that Glad I’m Mid America. Or even sooner. Environmental Whacko’s everywhere in Cali.
They weren’t even close to hitting the other goal so they tighten up the deadline. What a bunch of idiots.
Isn’t the largest power utility in bankruptcy and causing fires. Good luck with that.
Yes and We don’t have the infrastructure. I live here people are leaving. Were taxed incredibly and we’re not getting anything for it these are arrogant bureaucrats who want to control our lives. They want to use our money to do the things they want and use the excuse that climate unfortunately this is throughout the world we’ve got a real problem. Ken B
Yes and We don’t have the infrastructure. I live here people are leaving. Were taxed incredibly and we’re not getting anything for it these are arrogant bureaucrats who want to control our lives. They want to use our money to do the things they want and use the excuse that it because of climate change. unfortunately this is throughout the world we’ve got a real problem. Ken B
I wish Cali would have booted the governor out of office during that recall election. He is the worst. We see all the Californians moving to our state and I hope they don’t change our state from RED to BLUE. EV aren’t the answer and out of reach for most people. I think the manufacturers should sell EV and ICE vehicles at the same time and let the consumer pick. I drive a Buick Enclave and love it. I don’t want an electric Enclave so sell both and see which one does better in the marketplace – kinda like BMW is doing – give us options!
I wonder what the poor and illegals will drive in Cali once the state goes all EV. Is the state going to assist them in purchasing EV – probably!!! It will be interesting to see what Cali does with all the illegals in their old vehicles polluting the air once EV are mandatory.
California is just a regulation nightmare. Super majority of ultra progressive democrats and all they want to do is tax and spend and create these rediculous anti business laws.
More like socialists and communists…
LOL, where will they get the extra power to charge all of these EV’s?
Newsome wants to be president and Biden will be long gone. This will get pushed way back.
The Brandon Mandate won’t be enforced after November ’24 so I guess they doing some “California Dreaming”?…..
Another stupid liberal idea!! We can see what liberal ideas have done for San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, New york…………
Considering that 10-15% of the people in California have all the money, the likelihood of that 35% (premium priced) electric vehicles number being met by 2026 is fair to middlin’. Perhaps Newsom can coerce the Elite to gift electric cars to their illegal immigrant servant workforce? Maybe they can entice Musk to provide solar panels and battery walls to power the sprawling homeless encampments which account for a growing percentage of the population every day (when they coined the term “urban sprawl”, I don’t think they envisioned this). And shall we dare mention the pathetic condition of the state’s under-maintained, unsafe power grid which very well may not be up to the task of supporting mass nightly charging of 68% of new vehicles sold by 2030? Sure, it all makes perfect sense in Democrat Clown World.
You are so right. As a California native it is sickening what we are seeing with what is happening to this great state. Our gas tax is out of control and the illegals and homeless are more important than those of us who pay taxes. Watch out the rest of the country with the socialist democrat party which wants to do the same with the rest of the country. Our government in California was wrong on the Covid-19 and wrong on this.
Perfect storm for CA. Marxist president, $7.00 gas. Good Luck!
Just paid $6.49 a gallon for diesel this morning. That’s not even the worst I’ve seen it. They are sticking it to us hard.
Of course, the pump had one of those Biden “I did this!” stickers on it that amazingly hadn’t been dutifully scraped off by a clueless morally superior leftist yet. We need an updated sticker here with Gavin and Brandon holding hands gleefully exclaiming “We did this!” as they jointly break the backs of the electorate they’re ostensibly supposed to serve in true filthy Democrat commie solidarity.
And not enough electric power!
When I lived in Calif. I worked for a local school district where I helped maintain 10 school buses and 50 plus other vehicles and grounds equipment. When CARB would come in to test and inspect the exhaust systems on the buses the inspector always acted like he had a chip on his shoulder like he had unlimited power. I also have a question about what happens to the old batteries from electric cars when they will no longer charge and who is going to pay for all the charging stations that need to be installed and what people that live in apartment buildings that don’t have access electrical outlets to plug into.
Only on the west coast do they believe in zero emissions EV’s. The rest of us know that they burn a lot of coal-fired power imported from the Midwest. Enjoy your little bubble.