California Board Announces Ban Of Gas Car Sales By 2035

A board made up of unelected California bureaucrats announced on Thursday that the Golden State will outlaw the sale of new cars powered by gas or diesel no later than 2035. The announcement comes amid surging prices for electric vehicles that make them far too expensive for the large majority of Americans.

The new rule announced by the California Air Resources Board will mandate that all new cars be “free of greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide.” The stated purpose of the rule is to slow the effects of global warming.

The rule requires that 35% of new cars sold in the state by 2026 be emissions-free, 68% by 2030, and 100% by 2035.

Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom said that kids alive today will grow to see a car powered by gas “like it’s a rotary phone.”

The announcement comes shortly after a lengthy report published by the New York Times declared that it is an “uncomfortable truth” that electric cars are designed for affluent users and are “too costly for many.”

The corporate media giant pointed out that auto manufacturers have “little reason to target budget-minded buyers” in the current market. It also admitted that Joe Biden’s new “hundred-billion-dollar climate law will do little to reduce the cost” of electric cars for ordinary Americans.

American car makers are virtually completely dependent on Taiwan microchip manufacturers in order to produce new electric vehicles. That supply chain issue presents potentially insurmountable geopolitical problems, as China continues to ramp up pressure on Taiwan’s unsteady claim of independence.

Domestic auto manufacturers have been forced to scrap design plans for multiple electric vehicles amid safety concerns. A new electric bus caught fire while being charged last year. The explosive fire remains unresolved and the builder has denied that its technology was to blame.

An electric vehicle model purchased this year by Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was recalled by Ford because of a defect that might result in power loss while the car is being driven.

The Times reported that while the new rule is only applicable to sales in California, there are “more than a dozen other states” that typically follow that state’s lead on environmental regulations. Depending on the long-term control of Congress and the White House, a federal rule from the Environmental Protection Agency mandating electric vehicles remains a possibility.