Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Executive Order To Curb Vehicle Pollution

California Governor Jerry Brown wants to put 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030. The governor signed an executive order on Friday that significantly expands an already ambitious goal of selling 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025. 

The state also plans to  invest more than $1 billion in cap-and-trade revenue to reduce the state's carbon pollution footprint. Brown says the executive order also includes a plan to increase the amount of charging and hydrogen refueling stations. The plan also includes subsidies to help people purchase emission-free vehicles. 

"This executive order aims to curb carbon pollution from cars and trucks and boost the number of zero-emission vehicles driven in California,” Brown said. 

Fifty percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions come from vehicle carbon emissions. California has some of the most ambitious goals in the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels in the next three years, and another 40 percent over the next decade. 

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