Oregon Follows California’s Lead with New Gas Car Sales Ban in 2035

Another state has decided to mandate the sale of electric vehicles (EVs) in the coming decades, following in the footsteps of California and many countries hoping to spur on mainstream adoption of zero-tailpipe-emission technology.

Oregon marks the third state to follow California’s 2035 gas car sales ban target, just behind Vermont and Washington, as detailed in a report from Auto Blog.

The mandate was voted in 3-1 by the Environmental Quality Commission, in an attempt to pass the Advanced Clean Car II Rule (ACCII). The initiative represents the fourth state measure including the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, the Climate Protection Program and the Clean Fuels Expansion Program.

The ACCII initiative is attempting to “reduce cold-start emissions and lower maximum exhaust and evaporative emission rates.”

By January 1, 2026, 35 percent of a given manufacturer’s sales must be comprised of battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell or plugin hybrid technology, rising to 100 percent by 2035.

The mandate also requires EVs to have at least 150 miles of range per charge, with a standard charging cable of at least 20 feet long for up to Level 2 charging. The state also says EVs will need to fulfill all “minimum warranty and durability requirements.”

Tesla also recently launched its real-time driving behavior-based insurance program in Oregon.