California authorities plan to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks from 2035, Reuters writes.
The leading US auto market is shifting to electric vehicles to reduce emissions, Governor Gavin Newsom said. At the same time, residents of the state will not be prohibited from owning gasoline cars or selling them. Newsom urged other states to take this step. White House spokesman Judd Deere called the decision worrisome and said that abandoning gasoline-powered cars would destroy jobs and drive up consumer spending.
California has a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels. The state accounts for about 11 percent of all car sales in the United States.
Earlier it became known that the mobile taxi aggregator Uber is going to use only electric cars in the USA, Canada and Europe by 2030.