California Bill Would Ban Fossil Fuel Emissions By 2040

California introduced a bill that would require that every car sold after 2040 be emission-free. The bill was introduced by Phil Ting. The bill goes right along with Governor Jerry Brown's goal to have 1.5 million emission-free cars on the road by the year 2025.

Phil stated that it is important to do something about the emissions in order to reduce the impact of climate change. Vehicles that use fossil fuels are responsible for approximately 40 percent of the greenhouse emissions in California. If congress passes the bill, then fossil fuel vehicles will be banned after January 1, 2040. This will help reduce greenhouse emissions by 80 percent.

There are already 300,000 electric vehicles in California. However, it will take 22 years to eliminate the sale of fossil fuel cars. This seems like a nearly impossible target to reach. There were 2.1 million cars sold in California in 2016. Only 1.9 percent of the cars sold in California were emission-free.

However, it is not impossible to meet this goal. They have already taken measures to achieve this goal in Germany and the United Kingdom. The cost is one of the main concerns that people have about buying an emission-free car. That is why passing bills like this will give carmakers something else to think about.

Global warming is one of the top environmental concerns. It can jeopardize our health and threaten our basic human needs. It has also caused rising sea levels, record high temperatures and droughts. Personal vehicles are one of the main causes of global warming. Twenty-four pounds of carbon dioxide are produced for every gallon of gas.

One vehicle emits about 4.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. However, this can vary based on the size of the vehicle, the number of miles driven and the fuel economy.


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