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Newsom Seeking $1.5 Billion for Clean Cars, Infrastructure

Jan. 5, 2021, 10:49 PM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2021-2022 state budget includes $1.5 billion in investments for zero-emission vehicles, electric charging stations, and hydrogen fueling stations.

Newsom’s administration said the funding will help the state meet its climate goals, including one set in September to phase out sales of traditional, gas-powered cars by 2035. Medium- and heavy-duty 100% sales goals take effect a decade later.

  • California has some of the nation’s worst air quality, with the transportation sector making up more than 40% of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • “The proposal will support jobs and economic growth and provide air quality benefits and support for ...