California would ban the sale of new cars and trucks powered by fossil fuels in 2040 under legislation introduced Wednesday in the state legislature. "We’re at an inflection point: we’ve got to address the harmful emissions that cause climate change," Democratic Assemblymember Phil Ting, the bill’s author, said in a statement. If the measure becomes law, by January 1, 2040, all new passenger vehicles sold in California would have to be so-called zero emission vehicles such as battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell cars. More cars are sold each year in California than in any other state -- and more than in some countries.
Comments: I´d be over 100 when this may happen. Probably won´t be driving them... Idiots. What about air travel and their Billion dollar bullet train? Maybe they'll be flying so high from smoking weed that they won't be going to work.
I think this is a fantastic idea. Along with the elimination of high state tax deductions, this could propel California right into the 13th Century. California, in the next couple of years, will start to realize that thier tax base (on the highest income earners) will not allow them to be the socialist/fascist paradise they currently envision. Every loony idea these ding-a-lings dream up will have hyper repercussions going forward. And as usual, they are too stupid to see it coming.
By 2050, if this keeps up, Californians will be little more than Neandertals, ´grunting about´ eating one another because they certainly won´t have the wherewithal to grow food, and I certainly won´t have the patience or the good will to give them handouts - don´t feed the animals don´t you know. You shouldn´t interfere with natural processes.
I just hope the good people who are caught up in this mess can bail out before they´re caught in what´s coming. They certainly won´t need to worry about illegals - there won´t be anything there for the illegals to envy or covet. Just the ruins of another broken society.
And as they run out of money, the entitled few in their gated communities will sit back and watch the red horizon as the blazes their actions engender sweep across them all with no one left with the will or character to fight them.
Sodom and Gomorrah´s fate was swift. This will be similar but drawn out by inches like a victim on a rack with the hot irons handy and smoking...
An amendment to that law would also make it mandatory to dispose of the depleted batteries from these cars when they die! The federal government needs to rule that there is no deduction on federal tax forms for electric/ alternative vehicles. The rest of America shouldn´t have to subsidize them! Of course, we need to stop subsidizing Tesla!
Electricity comes from coal. Hydrogen comes from burning oil and gas. These cars cost about $100,000 and up. There are no stations that sell hydrogen even if it could be produced in environmentally friendly ways. I´m all for science, but passing a law before the science and commerce has developed to the point to make it possible for citizens to comply with the law is just typical act first, think never, leftist political action.
Right! Anyone who believes that the billions of barrels of oil comes from decaying plant life and dinosaurs is just loonie. Can you imagine how many bogs would be involved. And, if that isn´t enough, how do they explain how all this oil got to be miles under the surface of the earth.
The killer to this deal is the number of charging stations that would have to be built. Plus the infrastructure and power needs to charge these cars would turn corner convenience stores into the size of large big box stores.
Re #1, I don’t believe there is anyone smart enough to know what all Californians know or don’t know.
The green-eyed (except for our politics) get all snarled up trying to wrap their minds around there being over 5+ million Republicans in California (how many in your state(s)?) and decide it’s easier to tar all Californians with the Democrat brush.
Trying to divide the country on every thread is a pretty stupid idea, IMO.
This is so bogus! The only vehicles that do not run DIRECTLY on fossil-fuels are electric battery powered. They get the electricity to charge the batteries from coal, natural gas or nuclear power plants. And, the batteries have to be replaced periodically.
Total negative environmental impact of electric powered vehicles is greater than gasoline powered vehicles.
They should include some additional amendments to the bill: All electricity produced for the electric vehicles must come from wind or solar generation. No recharging station can be built by heavy machinery that burns gas or diesel. All electric/hybrid vehicles must be transported from factory to dealership by electric semis. All factories manufacturing electric vehicles can only be powered by wind- or solar-produced energy.
Well said #s 9 and 10! Whenever someone will listen, I explain the oceans of hydrocarbons on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. I doubt that ancient dinosaurs and savannahs morphed into hydrocarbons on these moons.
The odds that California will even exist in 2040 are getting slimmer and slimmer. Eventually the people will decide that having the beach only two hours away through gridlock traffic just isn´t worth it, no matter what fuel the cars use.
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