Lawmakers Attempt to Make Gas-Powered Vehicles Illegal

Gas-powered vehicles could soon be illegal in the U.S. — if two California senators get their way.

In a letter sent to the White House, senators Diane Feinstein and Alex Padilla urge President Joe Biden to “follow California’s lead and set a date by which all new cars and passenger trucks sold be zero-emission vehicles.” The letter comes six months after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that will phase out gasoline-powered vehicles in the state by 2025.

Currently, electric vehicles make up less than 3 percent of the cars on the road, which is a lot lower than some other countries, according to the AAA. In Norway, for example, half of the vehicles sold last year were electric, industry analysts report.

Do you think gas-powered vehicles should be taken off the roads? Should the government step in and help make electric cars more affordable?

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