California moves toward banning new cars running only on gas by 2035

October 11, 2022

California is set to move closer to banning the sale of new cars running only on gasoline by 2035, a major step in the car-loving state’s fight against climate change. The expected embrace of the policy by the state’s Air Resources Board during a meeting scheduled for Thursday comes after Gov. © Godofredo A. Vásquez/AP Electric vehicles charge at a shopping center in Emeryville, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Many electric vehicles have a long waiting list for buyers. Replacing gas guzzlers with electric cars may also alleviate smoggy skies over Los Angeles and other urban centers, state leaders hope.