BREAKING NEWS – Sacramento, California – California residents are being asked not to charge their electric vehicles to conserve energy amid a brutal heatwave — just days after the state announced a plan to ban sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

The plea comes as the Golden State sizzles in triple-digit temperatures, but the irony of the appeal was not lost on critics of the ambitious plan, expected to set the pace for a national and international shift to electric vehicles.

Gov. Gavin Newsom walked back his plan regarding charging electric vehicles, and ordered that all owners of electric cars should try to conserve energy by not turning on their headlights, even if they are driving at night.