SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035.
On Wednesday he ordered state regulators to come up with requirements to meet that goal.
California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among countries that have a similar requirement.
His plan would not ban people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. But it would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state.
California already has rules mandating a certain percentage of new car sales be electric or zero-emission vehicles.