death of ice cars in california

In August 2022, the passing of the Clean Air II act by CARB, the California Air Resources Board, says it is the end of ICE cars in California and the USA. California action spells the end of ICE cars in the USA as the 14 other states include 40% of all cars in the USA. ICE cars are internal combustion engines and this Act advances renewable energy for powering EVs and electric trucks.

CARB is the banning of sale of new Gas Powered Light duty passenger cars trucks and SUVs after 2035, and the regulations phase in 2026 with 35% BEV

Broad Impact of End of ICE cars in California

  • Not just California as 15 states adopt CARB
  • I.e. impacts 40% of USA car market
  • Will cut auto emissions by 50% (2026 to 2040)
  • Cuts 1 billion barrels of oil pa.
  • $13 Billion in Health Costs Avoided 
  • No Smog
  • Will change new EPA Regulations due 2023

Specific Impact

  • Charging cable must be included
  • Adapters must be available for standardised public chargers
  • Used vehicles must have battery metrics
  • Must hold 70% range for 10 years / 150k miles
  • 80% range after 2030 models 
  • Battery warranties must hold 70% capacity for 8 years or 100k miles (rising to 75% after 2031 years)
  • EV repair info must be disclosed to independent repair shops
  • EV must have 150 mile range and fast charging
  • Penalty of $20,000 per vehicle if don’t meet regulations.

Reuters take on this.

CARB announcement

The documentation from CARB shows a phase in from 2026 through to 100% by 2035

The Advanced Clean Cars II proposal would rapidly scale down light-duty passenger car, truck and SUV emissions starting with the 2026 model year through 2035. The proposal is two-pronged.

  1. Amends the Zero-emission Vehicle Regulation to require an increasing number of zero-emission vehicles, and relies on advanced vehicle technologies, including battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, to meet air quality and climate change emissions standards. These amendments support Governor Newsom’s 2020 Executive Order N-79-20 that requires all new passenger vehicles sold in California to be zero emissions by 2035.
  2. The proposal amends the Low-emission Vehicle Regulations to include increasingly stringent standards for gasoline cars and heavier passenger trucks to continue to reduce smog-forming emissions while the sector transitions toward 100% electrification by 2035.
California Spells End of ICE Cars in USA
CARB –  proposed annual zero-emission vehicle requirement.
Discussed in more detail with Tesla Times News