Saturday, 7 October 2017

California Considers Following China With Combustion-Engine Car Ban

Source: Bloomberg, 26th September 2017, by Ryan Beene  and John Lippert

  • Countries setting sales end dates pique governor’s interest
  • Annual state vehicle registrations top France, Italy or Spain

Ryan Beene  and John Lippert reported, "(...) The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air. Governor Jerry Brown has expressed an interest in barring the sale of vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines, Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said in an interview Friday at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. The earliest such a ban is at least a decade away, she said. (...)"

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