California Stimulus Plan Envisions $1.5 Billion to Develop Zero-Emission Vehicles

California Stimulus Plan Envisions $1.5 Billion to Develop Zero-Emission Vehicles

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The California Governor's proposed budget plan for Equitable Recovery for California's Businesses and Jobs in 2021 includes $1.5 billion to develop zero-emission vehicles and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, which will benefit EV makers such as Tesla.

If California accepts Governor Newsom's proposed $4.5 billion budget for 2021, it would be a great boost to the state's EV development, job creation, and support for small businesses.

On September 23, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to ban the sale of new gasoline-only vehicles starting in 2035. According to the order, all new passenger cars sold in California after the specified deadline must be zero-emission--a category that includes electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and plug-in hybrids that still use gasoline or diesel in addition to electricity.

That's why Newsom's new budget is proposing an additional $1.5 billion investment to accelerate progress towards these goals while simultaneously creating jobs. The proposal will support jobs and economic growth, as well as improve air quality and support low-income Californians in purchasing clean vehicles.

As part of the plan, the funds will support purchases of clean trucks, buses and off-road freight equipment, and Clean Cars 4 All programs. It will also create jobs in the construction of electric charging stations and hydrogen filling stations needed to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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