California Gov. Gavin Newsom promoted clean energy to help fight climate change during his visit to Palo Alto Wednesday.
Newsom's new budget plan directs $10 billion to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles. That funding will support more affordable clean cars, trucks, buses and charging stations.
"As a consequence, we can breathe cleaner air, kids will grow up healthier, and our economy will be much, much more resilient," Newsom said.
The plan isn't just for affluent Californians.
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The state's Clean Cars for All program provides rebates for low-income Californians, and Newsom hopes to expand that program in the upcoming budget.