California will ban the sale of new gas-powered automobiles starting in 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday.
The order will not affect used cars at the time and Californians will still be allowed to purchase gas-using cars out of state and drive back home.
Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that required the state’s air pollution board to draft rules that all new cars sold in the state must create zero emissions starting in 2035.
However, Newsom can only hold the office until 2027, so there’s no guarantee that his order will still be carried out in 15 years.
If it does go through, it could have implications for car companies worldwide. California is a massive automobile market, with its residents accounting for 10% of car sales in the U.S., according to the Associated Press.
Additionally, 13 other states and Washington, D.C., follow California’s fuel efficiency standards for cars, which are stricter than federal guidelines, the Washington Post reported. Manufacturers often build cars to fit the tighter standards because so many are sold in the Golden State.
Several European countries, including Britain, France and Germany, have announced similar plans.