New Jersey To Ban Sale Of All Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018: An electric BMW vehicle gets its batteries charged in the parking lot of a hotel in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
  • New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy says he has finalized new regulations that will require car manufacturers to ramp up sales of electric vehicles in New Jersey, leading to a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2035.
  • Murphy said the lower emissions “will improve air quality and mitigate climate impacts for generations to come, all while increasing access to cleaner car choices.”
  • New Jersey will join a handful of states in banning the sale of new fossil fuel-powered vehicles over the next 12 years, despite critics claiming that the shift to electric vehicles will be too costly for consumers.