Embracing [a ban on sales of cars with engines] would send shockwaves through the global car industry,” Bloomberg notes, “due to the heft of California’s auto market.”
California’s car market is far larger than that of any other state, at more than 2 million sales a year.
In fact, it’s larger than the sales in all of France—one of the countries that has enacted a version of the ban on sales of new cars with engines for 2040.
With sustained, meaningful action on climate change ever more urgent in the minds of elected officials and regulators, much of the world is likely to watch like a hawk for any new emission rules emerging from Nichols’ agency.
via Green Car Reports California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action