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California accounted for 40% of US zero-emission vehicle sales in 2022
Sen. Marco Rubio calls California electric car plan ‘self-defeating’
Sen. Marco Rubio criticizes California’s plan to ban sales of gas-powered cars.
About 19% of all cars sold in California last year were zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), accounting for 40% of all ZEV sales including hybrid vehicles in the United States, data showed.
United States President Joe Biden has called for 50% of all new vehicle sales by 2030 to be EVs or plug-in hybrids (PHEV).
California Governor Gavin Newsom first announced the plan in September 2020 to phase out vehicles that run only on gasoline by 2035, and the state last year moved to require all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 to be PHEV or fully electric.