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Support California Clean Cars!

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Tell the California EPA to ensure its vehicle emissions study includes a plan to phase out sales of new gasoline vehicles by 2030.

Coltura and the Yes Clean Cars coalition worked with Assemblyman Phil Ting to include a $1.5m budget item in the 2019 budget bill, AB 74,

for a study to identify strategies to significantly reduce emissions from vehicles and to achieve carbon neutrality in the sector, including the transition to zero-emission light-duty vehicles, in particular, passenger vehicles, the transition to zero-emission heavy vehicles, and the adoption of other technology to significantly reduce emissions from heavy vehicles; the role of alternative fuels; and the impact of land use policy.

Learn more about the study here.

Your input is needed to ensure the study results in an actionable plan to end gasoline use in California vehicles.

California has a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. Given that the average vehicle lifespan is about 15 years, this means the study should determine what policies, program and requirements must be in place to ensure that, by 2030, all new light-duty vehicles sold in the state are zero-emission vehicles.

What to do:

Write to climatechange@calepa.ca.gov with your input. Here’s a sample email (in your own words is even better!):

Subject: Study on transition to zero emissions vehicles

Dear CalEPA,

This is to provide input regarding the study to transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).

Our state must make a complete transition off of gasoline and diesel. Transportation is the biggest source of carbon emissions in California, at 41% of emissions. 70% of these emissions are from burning gasoline in light duty vehicles – our cars, SUVs and trucks.

The study should focus on what it will take to make a complete transition to ZEVs by 2045, consistent with California’s 2045 carbon neutrality goal. Given that the average vehicle lifespan is about 15 years, this means the study should create a plan for ensuring that, by 2030, all new light-duty vehicles sold in the state are ZEVs.

Thank you for your leadership.

Sincerely,