California Gov. Newsom (D) signed an executive order Wednesday requiring all cars sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. The order focuses on new car sales, so people will be able to keep or sell their gas-powered cars after 2035. The order is an effort to fight climate change, as California's transportation sector is responsible for more than half of carbon pollution in the state, Newsom said. Increasing carbon emissions have contributed to climate change and worsening wildfire seasons. "Our cars shouldn't make wildfires worse — and create more days filled with smoky air," Newsom said. Still, electric vehicles only made up 8 percent of new car sales in 2019, and electric vehicles will have to be charged via clean energy sources to be truly environmentally friendly.
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