California Wants 35% of New Passenger Cars to be EVs by 2026 (.PDF Download)

April 18, 2022
Building off the successes of previous, environmentally-friendly regulations, the California Air Resources Board wants to see more electric vehicles on state roads within four years.

Compared to all other states, California is leading the pack in the electric vehicle (EV) race. At last count it had more than 425,000 light-duty EV registrations, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, which last updated those numbers in mid-2021. At the time, California was home to approximately 42% of all EVs nationwide, with Florida and Texas coming in at second and third, respectively.

With both hybrid and electric vehicles in high demand due to rising fuel costs, these vehicles are currently in short supply and their prices are on the rise. “SUVs and pickup trucks accounted for more than three out of four vehicles sold in the U.S. last year,” OPB reports. “But consumers have become more mindful about fuel economy now that gasoline prices have surged to a record high, not adjusted for inflation.”

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