California only wants to allow zero-emission new vehicles from 2035

The governor’s decree is a response to climate change. He is demonstrably responsible for the forest fires in California.

The exhaust of a VW Tiguan

KCalifornia plans to ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom issued an ordinance to this effect. Accordingly, in 15 years’ time in the most populous American state, only new cars and smaller trucks that are emission-free will be allowed to be sold. All new medium-sized and large trucks should therefore no longer have gasoline or diesel engines from 2045.

Newsom described the proposed regulations as an essential measure against climate change. “Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers and cause sea levels to rise,” threatening California’s beaches and coastline, he said. The governor also made a connection with the gigantic bush and forest fires that have raged in the west coast state for weeks: “Our cars should not make forest fires worse.”

Climate change partly responsible for forest fires

According to scientists, the warming of the earth’s climate is partly responsible for the forest and bush fires in the western United States, which have been increasing in size for years. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, once again questioned climate change during a visit to the fire areas in California last week.

California is playing a pioneering role in America’s climate protection. Trump, on the other hand, who is running for a second term in the November 3 election, has initiated the United States’ exit from the global Paris Agreement of 2015. He relies on oil, gas and coal in his energy policy.