Massachusetts moves to ban sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035

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In just over a decade, buying a new gas-powered car could be a thing of the past in Massachusetts.

Experts say when California made the decision Thursday to implement zero-emission vehicles in 2035, it triggered a stipulation in Massachusetts’ climate change law Gov. Charlie Baker signed earlier this month that required Massachusetts to follow suit.

California had to go first according to federal law, and now states can piggyback on to the California rule, which Baker has pledged to do, the legislature is now requiring that.

This would only apply to the sale of new vehicles. Gasoline-powered cars already on the roads could remain.

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