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Only in Berkeley? City Considering Banning Gas-Powered Car Sales



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Berkeley is considering banning the sale of cars powered by gasoline, diesel and natural gas by 2027 in a bid to combat climate change.

The City Council is expected to direct the city manager on Jan. 19 to do a feasibility study before considering an ordinance that would phase out 80% of gasoline, diesel and natural gas passenger vehicle sales. The future ordinance would not apply to trucks.

Berkeley would also stop purchasing these vehicles and convert its fleet of 129 vehicles to all electric.

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