Coming out with our favorite makes and models in electric, emissions-free versions will go far to save drivers money and address the economic, health and climate problems caused by internal combustion engines.
Coltura was the first organization to publish an op-ed in 2017 calling for California to phase out sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles. Shortly after our op-ed was published, Assemblymember Phil Ting introduced the Clean Cars 2040 Act, and Coltura helped form and lead a coalition to support its passage.
The federal tax credit has been a huge boon to the electric vehicle market. It has helped many people afford EVs. Electric cars are already less expensive to operate thanks to low maintenance costs and lower fueling costs.
As a resident, you can have a strong voice with your town, city or county. Most residents generally don’t take the time to speak up, so a few voices united on an issue may count for a lot, and even one voice can be enough to start the conversation.
This report resulted from a convening with regulators, advocates, experts, and other stakeholders in California’s zero emission vehicle industry, organized by UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) and sponsored by Coltura.
switching from a gasoline powered vehicle to an electric one means lower costs of vehicle ownership for everyone, including middle-class and low-income families. What’s more, it provides healthcare cost savings, especially for families living near busy roads, by reducing risks of asthma, heart and lung diseases, and other vehicle-emissions-related health problems.
California has imposed standards for Zero Emissions Vehicles, or ZEVs. Its ZEV mandate sets up a credit system relating to a requirement that a certain percent of passenger vehicle sales by each automaker be ZEVs.