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California governor proposes $1.5B for clean transportation

January 12, 2021


California Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his proposed 2021-22 budget, calling for $1.5 billion to be invested in clean trucks, buses and cars, as well as infrastructure to fuel those vehicles.

This proposal, announced last Friday, follows the governor’s September Executive Order committing the state to transition away from gas-powered vehicles by 2035.

Specifically, that directive called for 100% of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks to be zero emission by 2035. Fully 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles would be electric by 2045, and drayage trucks would need to meet that same standard by 2035.

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