The powerful California Air Resources Board is expected to accept the proposal this week.

California has some of the toughest emissions laws in the country already

so it is not surprising that it would take the lead as the first state to make this major move toward cleaner air and less gasoline

Despite being the first state to enact such a law, it is almost a sure thing that other states will follow California's lead.

That would add up to be at least 15 states, or about a third of the Union, if they take Cali's lead.

While the goal of the plan is for 100% of new car sales to be zero emission vehicles

major auto manufacturers have already announced self-imposed mandates to make most

California's lead and considering the focus on infrastructure from the Biden administration