Feb. 20, 2023–New Jersey has just announced moving up plans to ban gas vehicle sales from 2050 to 2035, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The state has been planning to achieve “100% zero-emissions new vehicle sales,” as well as making 100% of the electricity used to power EVs coming from clean energy sources. Governor Phil Murphy has said that the state will work with utility companies to come up with a plan to transition from using fossil fuels.
Other parts of the plan, as outlined by the governor on Twitter, “includes a zero-carbon emissions target for home and business HVAC systems by 2030, and a plan to use $70 million of the state’s money to buy electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks.”
With New Jersey, six states have now started the transition to zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The European Union has also recently announced a ban on new gas and diesel vehicles beginning in 2035.