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CA Lawmaker Proposes Ban of Gas-Powered Cars

A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to ban gas-powered cars by 2040. Although this legislation is going nowhere, it is an ominous sign of the times.

https://vivifytimesnews.com/is-calif...king-about-it/


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I live in Nevada and I will no longer visit California or work there like I used to. I will not spend a dime in that state to help their economy. It's a shame since California used to be a nice state. The roads are junk in L. A. and San Diego, and many other areas since they are spending money on social programs and not infrastructure anyway. They may not even have any roads left by 2040, they will all be bike trails.
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Just one more reason to add to the already LONG list of reasons to never move to CA. :-)
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A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to ban gas-powered cars by 2040. Although this legislation is going nowhere, it is an ominous sign of the times.

https://vivifytimesnews.com/is-calif...king-about-it/

So glad I left California, good riddance.


Always bothers me how people are all feel good about their progressive laws then turn around and complain about taxes, traffic, and cost of living.

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Hmm 20 years down the road... Who knows what we will be driving 20 years from now or where technology will take us.
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While we probably won't still be buying new gas cars in 2040, there will still be plenty of people that have "old" gas cars. Whether they are "classics" or just people having old cars, I still don't want the government "banning" them. :-) Let the free market dictact what will and won't be driven. That's where CA doesn't "line up" with a lot of people - they want to "force" everyone to do things instead of letting the people and the market drive things (no pun intended!). Can't really delve too deep into this conversation without breaking the "no politics" rule though, so we'll have to leave it at that. :-)
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While we probably won't still be buying new gas cars in 2040, there will still be plenty of people that have "old" gas cars. Whether they are "classics" or just people having old cars, I still don't want the government "banning" them. :-) Let the free market dictact what will and won't be driven. That's where CA doesn't "line up" with a lot of people - they want to "force" everyone to do things instead of letting the people and the market drive things (no pun intended!). Can't really delve too deep into this conversation without breaking the "no politics" rule though, so we'll have to leave it at that. :-)
Kinda hard not to post politics in a thread about politics.

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Well, unless they can figger out why Teslas are spontaneously combusting and until they upgrade their outdated power grid and and cover about 1/2 the state with solar panels and wind farms, there won't be enough electromotricity to charge all the electric cars. I guess Californians will be getting around on surfboards and hemp-sleds. Horses will be an option, but I'm sure they'll ban methane by then too, so the horses will all become dogfood.

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All they have to do is start producing ALCOHOL.

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Well, unless they can figger out why Teslas are spontaneously combusting and until they upgrade their outdated power grid and and cover about 1/2 the state with solar panels and wind farms, there won't be enough electromotricity to charge all the electric cars. I guess Californians will be getting around on surfboards and hemp-sleds. Horses will be an option, but I'm sure they'll ban methane by then too, so the horses will all become dogfood.
California (and Arizona) should build solar "farms" - there's 100s of thousands of empty land that is parched and baked by the sun...given all the electricity used for air conditioning in So Cal / AZ / NV it would make sense vs. trying to ship electricity from Canada over a choke point in the transmission lines.

CA has a very antiquated and undersized electrical grid - brown outs are always a possibility.

Another point is Mexico contributes a lot of pollution that comes up from San Diego, up the valley into LA Basin.

30+ years ago you didn't see pollution in San Diego - and that was with 70s / early 80s emissions controls.

I've seen LA's air get less polluted compared to nearly 40 years ago when I first visited the area (you could see the hills around LA)

San Diego has very clear air back then. With the increased manufacturing across the border in Mexico, air quality has become worse, despite the lower emissions from Diesel heavy trucks (ULSD fuel & DEF) and modern emissions on passenger cars...all the while the population of vehicles has increased over the decades there.

I just can't see this happening by passing a piece of legislation to affect the entire state. Some regions need more attention that others. Even if it did...it would be 40 years of run-off of existing vehicles on the road to be out of service.

I recall London, GB proposed banning ICE vehicles from being sold in future years as a proposal, but that's pretty far fetched.

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