Let’s face it: California loves to do shit nobody else is doing. California also looooves to tell people what the hell anybody can and can’t do. Sometimes it works out for them. Sometimes we hope the state, known to many of us as Kalifornistan, falls off into the ocean and turns Las Vegas into ocean front property! But that’s not the point. What is the point? Apparently, California is planning on banning, yes banning, sales of combustion engines. Trying to follow in the footsteps of the UK, France, and China, California is super hyped about their proposed legislation to push for all-electric cars.
We want to be good stewards of the land where we live, fish and hunt as much as the next guy, but this seems to be a little rushed. It’s not that we’re against electric vehicles but we think they have a long way to go to be a serious competitor with the good old-fashioned combustion engine. Just look at the natural disasters we’ve had lately and how gasoline and diesel engines on trucks and boats made the world of difference. California, you’re due for natural disasters, you’re literally on the fault line. Are your citizens really that certain that their Tesla’s will be able to pull trees or rubble out of the way, or fjord high waters in the event of flash flooding? They might be, but they’s be wrong.
In general, people want to pay less for things. If we can save money here and there by being a little bit more economical with our power supplies, we’re all for it. That being said. We’re just not sure the technology is there yet.
Luckily, California is actually doing some long-term planning for once and the proposed cuts in emissions are supposed to happen by 2050. According to chairman of the California Air Resources Board Mary Nichols, “the earliest such ban is at least a decade away.”
Maybe by then the technology will have caught up to meet the demands that current vehicles do. According to chairman of the California Air Resources Board Mary Nichols “the earliest such ban is at least a decade away.” Although there is pressure from the governors offices as to why things haven’t been done already. The Association of Global Automakers have already been in talks with California on making sure that whenever this is done, it is done appropriately.
If the right vehicles were made, as in they could perform all the essential tasks that the current vehicles do, would you every consider going gasless. Certainly you shouldn’t be told you have to, but would you enjoy the new technology or remain true to the gasoline engine?