California announced earlier this week it plans to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars starting in 2035. Gov. Jay Inslee tweeted Washington will follow suit, with a goal for all new car sales to be zero emissions by 2030.
California’s plans would require all new cars, trucks and SUVs to run on electricity or hydrogen. No new gas-powered vehicles could be sold after 2035. The policy was approved Thursday by regulators. The policy still needs federal approval, though it is likely to happen under President Joe Biden’s administration.
Transportation makes up nearly half of Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“This is a critical milestone in our climate fight,” Inslee tweeted.
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