Since the new energy vehicles into the eyes of people all over the world, its concept of energy conservation and environmental protection deeply into the hearts of the people. California, a staunch supporter of electric vehicles, has many good policies for electric vehicle sales in the region, and it has a number of measures in place to reduce pollution from fuel vehicle emissions.
Not long ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order requiring all passenger cars sold in the state to achieve zero emissions by 2035, meaning that hybrid, plug-in hybrids are also banned from sale, in addition to fuel vehicles.
It’s worth noting that the plan was put forward a full five years in advance, causing widespread debate among netizens and even being questioned by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
According tomedia reports, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Director Wheeler said recently that the plan to ban the sale of new fuel-powered cars is unrealistic and may be illegal.
In Wheeler’s view, a statewide shift to electric vehicles would put pressure on California’s power grid. The governor wants to run a fleet of electric cars at a time when demand for electricity has increased significantly, even without guaranteeing electricity.
He said the plan still needs approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Newsom was not immediately available for comment on Wheeler’s comments.
It is reported that California is one of the largest new car market in the United States, fuel-only regulations may affect the rest of the United States market. But the biggest affected are automakers, which will have no cars to sell in the state if they don’t adjust their product strategies to California policy.