In the US, Oregon is following California’s lead in banning the sale of cars with combustion-powered engines starting in 2035. Called Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC), the rules require all new-vehicle sales in the state to be 100 percent electric by 2035, although there are some exceptions. “With today’s adoption of the ACC II Rule, all those living in Oregon will benefit from the cleaner air and improved public health outcomes achieved by reducing pollution from transportation. This is especially true for low-income and underrepresented communities across the state who live closest to roadways and have been most often impacted by poor air quality,” said DEQ Interim Director Leah Feldon.

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