California Governor proposes $1.5bn for infrastructure and incentives to support the state’s zero emission vehicle goals

California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed $1.5bn for companies to invest in the construction and maintenance of charging and fuelling infrastructure for zero emission vehicles, such as those powered by hydrogen.

Part of a $4.5bn stimulus proposal for the 2021 state budget, the capital will help implement California’s ban on the sale of diesel or gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, meaning only zero emission car sales for the state from that date.

Read more: Only zero emission car sales in California by 2035

“In these darkest moments of the Covid-19 pandemic, this budget will help Californians with urgent action to address our immediate challenges and build towards our recovery,” said Governor Newsom, announcing the state budget.

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