Producing and registering gas-powered cars would be illegal in California by 2040 if an upcoming bill is passed by the state legislature.
Any vehicle powered by fossil fuels would be banned by the bill, which will be introduced by California Assemblymember Phil Ting.
Ting will introduce the bill next month, when lawmakers return to Sacramento for the next legislative session, as part of a plan to phase out gas-powered cars and embrace battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars.
“California has already passed some of the most aggressive legislation in the country when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Ting told Newsweek. “If we are going to meet the goals we’ve already set, we absolutely have to reduce transportation emissions.”