Legislation Alert!
AB 1745 - Clean Cars 2040 

Everyone deserves to breathe clean air!
Contra Costa can swing this critical vote.

Your Support is Urgently Needed
to Get AB 1745 Out of Committee

ACT BY APRIL 12th!
Summary: 
AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act, will require all new passenger vehicles sold in California after January 1, 2040, to be zero emissions vehicles (ZEV). 
Urgency: 
  • AB 1745 comes up for a vote in the State Assembly's Transportation Committee on April 16th
  • Assemblymember Jim Frazier, District 11, is the Chair of the Transportation Committee.  
  • District 11 includes Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood
  • Frazer's vote is critical to get this bill out of committee but his vote is NOT a sure thing. He needs to hear from YOU!
  • Indications are that if the bill passes committee, it will likely become law - this is why your action is critical NOW!
Urge Assemblymember Frazier to support AB 1745!
Why?
  • Passenger vehicles make up a significant share of total miles driven in California
  • We need to rapidly transition away from fossil fuels for powering our vehicles
  • The intent of the bill is to drive market forces to recognize the need for transition
  • If the bill becomes law, manufacturers will be motivated by the large car-buying market in California to make and sell more electric and alt-fuel vehicles 
Act Now!
Contact Assemblyman Jim Frazier's office to urge him to vote IN FAVOR of moving AB 1745 out of committee for a full vote by the Assembly. He needs to hear from you by April 12th!
If you're in District 11, make your voice heard ... he's your representative. 
If you're not in District 11, make it clear: "Your vote matters to me, too. This bill affects not just District 11, but California and the whole world." 
Email: Click Here
Phone: 
(916) 319-2011 (Sacramento)
(925) 513-0411 (Brentwood)
Letter: 
Assemblymember Jim Frazier 
150 City Park Way 
Brentwood, CA 94513-1164
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Send a Tweet:  @AsmFrazier
Sign The AB 1745 Petition: Click Here
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California Can Be A Global Leader 
 
California is the 6th largest economy in the world. Our vehicles have a significant impact on the global climate. By eliminating the sale of new gas- and diesel-fueled passenger cars by 2040, California would be joining these other countries: 
 
Country
Ban Commences
Britain 2040
China* in the near future
China** 2018
France 2040
Germany 2030
India 2030
Ireland 2030
Israel 2030
Italy (Rome) 2024
The Netherlands 2030
Norway 2025
Scotland 2032
Taiwan 2040
CALIFORNIA
Let's make it happen!
2040
* Production models
** 533 Specific Models
Source: Wikipedia
AB 1745 Puts California 
on the Road to a 
Zero Emissions Future!
Governor Brown set a goal for California to have 1.5 million zero emissions vehicles on the road by 2025, and our state's climate change prevention policies project the need for 5 million zero emissions vehicles by 2030. Introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting, AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act, will set the next critical goal for California by requiring all new passenger vehicles sold after January 1, 2040 to be zero emissions.

"California has long led the nation in promoting environmental protection and public health through visionary policies and technological innovations," said Assemblymember Ting (D-San Francisco), and author of the legislation. "It's time that we clear the path for emissions-free transportation and take significant steps to achieve our ambitious emissions reduction goals. AB 1745 does just that by requiring that all new cars registered in the State of California -after January 1, 2040 - be zero emissions vehicles. We're at an inflection point: we've got to address the harmful emissions that cause climate change. Achieving the goal of electrification of transportation is crucial for the health of our people and the planet. Vehicles run on fossil fuels are responsible for nearly 40 percent of California's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By spurring the use of zero emissions vehicles, we're creating a mechanism to ensure a healthier future for Californians, and the entire region." 
As introduced, AB 1745 requires all new passenger vehicles to be zero emissions vehicles after January 1, 2040. For the purposes of the bill, zero emissions vehicles cannot produce exhaust emissions of any criteria pollutant or greenhouse gas under any operational mode or condition. The bill does not apply to large commercial vehicles (larger than 10,000 pounds) and does not apply to vehicles owned by people moving into California from other states. 

California has set ambitious goals to reduce GHG emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. There are nearly 300,000 EVs on California roads today. In 2016, approximately 2.09 million new cars were sold in California, and 1.9 percent were EVs. Over 20 EVs are now on the market in subcompact, hatchback, sedan, luxury, and SUV/minivan models.

To those who disagree ...
 
We say: 
  • Auto makers are already committed to producing more EVs. Ford plans to streamline operations globally and introduce a slew of new models including 40 electrified vehicles (16 fully electric ones) by 2022.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment growth is expected in most occupations in the electric vehicle industry in the next few years, according to a study by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley. Growth is expected in manufacturing industries and the domestic energy sector as the need for batteries and charging stations increase."
  • 22 years provides plenty of time for a smooth transition, but we need to support this transition now through actions like AB 1745.



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