With its beaches, festivities, and mountains, California may come to mind as a location with a laid-back, easygoing feel.

With some of the strictest pollution regulations in the nation, California also sets the bar high.

According to several sources, California will stop selling gas-powered cars by 2035.

35% of all passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in the state by 2026 must be ZEVs.

With the growth of roughly 8% every year until all vehicles sold in the state are ZEVs, the countdown starts in 2035.

Between 2026 and 2040, this restriction will result in 384 million metric tonnes less greenhouse gas emissions.

The regulation will not impact the gasoline-powered cars already running on the roads.

Before now, California set a goal to sell 8% of new models as ZEVs by 2025.

Even in a progressive state like California, there isn't enough electric charging infrastructure to support 100% ZEVs.

For the state to keep up with the increase of electric vehicles, roughly 1.2 million chargers are required.

There are roughly 70,000 public chargers, with 123,000 more on the way.

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