“If you like your car, you can keep your car” may become the biggest lie ever in California. And I like my car.
While you may be able to keep your existing gas-powered car in California, any new car purchased after 2035 will have to be electric or other non-gas powered vehicle.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order September 2020 phasing out gas-powered cars, and requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, California Globe reported. The Governor’s Executive Order also addresses “closure and remediation of former oil extraction sites,” threatening the oil and gas industry in the state.
Fast forward: The California Air Resources Board announced new zero-emission vehicle regulations this week, which, if passed, would call for 35% of new car sales in the state to be battery or hydrogen-powered by 2026, up to 100% by 2035, the Globe reported.
“Pull away from the gas pumps,” Newsom said. “Let us no longer be victims of geopolitical dictators that manipulate global supply chains and global markets.”
2020 data showed that only 2% of all cars in California are even zero emission, likely because most people can’t afford to drive a $60,000 electric luxury vehicle, or pay the $3,000 to $8,000 to install a home car-charging station in your garage.
The Air Resources Board order is a regulatory component to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s September 2020 executive order banning gas and diesel vehicles by 2035.
California can’t even keep the power on during annual summer heat or winter winds and storms. Last summer, state officials beseeched electric car owners not to charge their vehicles to help avoid rolling blackouts. Where are those officials now?
“If you build it they will come” is never a responsible formula for state policy.
While California pushes electric cars, they are only as clean as their electric power supply, which is primarily coal, the second-largest energy source for U.S. electricity generation.
It is important to remember that the California Air Resources Board grossly miscalculated pollution levels of 340 percent over real pollution levels, in a supposedly scientific analysis used to toughen the state’s clean air standards, and create the CARB’s Truck and Bus Rule, and the same CARB which was involved with the EPA diesel exhaust experiments on children at UCLA and USC.
Yet the CARB forged ahead with the Truck and Bus Rule’s diesel regulations anyway, and California’s elected supermajority never attempted to stop the corrupt agency.
Gov. Newsom’s latest order allows the California Air Resources Board to develop new passenger vehicle and truck regulations requiring increasing volumes of new zero-emission vehicles sold, as well as developing new regulations affecting medium-and heavy-duty vehicles, and to develop strategies with state, federal and local entities to achieve 100 percent zero-emission from off-road vehicles and equipment operations in the State by 2035, Chris Micheli reported at the Globe.
“Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines,” Newsom said in a statement.
However, California’s rolling blackouts and cataclysmic wildfires are not the results of climate change, but are the direct result of deficient leadership and destructive energy policies.
Meanwhile, more climate propaganda is heading our way – this time from “Legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta and State Senator Monique Limón.” These two non-climate scientists “announce SB 1230, a bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve public health, and increase equity by accelerating California’s clean car revolution.”
Huerta is a multi-decade farm labor union agitator and community organizer, and Limón’s biographies refer to her as a “University Administrator,” an “Educator,” and “University Official,” but “politician” is more accurate: She served six years on the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education. Additionally, she served in the capacity of Assistant Director for the McNair Scholars Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara prior to serving in the Assembly,” according to a UC Santa Barbara newspaper article.
They say “SB 1230 does not create new programs, rather, it puts equity front and center by simplifying and streamlining existing clean car incentive programs to benefit low-and moderate-income Californians.
This bill is just another climate change shakedown.
“The bill further initiates a rapid build out of new clean car charging infrastructure, with a specific focus on installation in low-income neighborhoods,” Huerta and Limón say.
SB 1230 is really just another climate change shakedown, and proposes government subsidized charging stations in low-income neighborhoods where people who can barely afford food and rent, will certainly not be able to afford the very expensive electric and hybrid cars that use the “car charging infrastructure.”
But it won’t matter anyway with California’s 4-season energy shortage and rolling blackouts.