New York To Follow California’s Ban on Sale of New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035

Last month the state of California made headlines after the California Air Resources Board (CARB) officially passed a ban that would eliminate the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. The state of New York had passed similar legislation over a year ago and now Governor Kathy Hochul has instructed the State Department of Environmental Conversation to take steps that would require all new vehicle sales sold in the state be zero-emissions by the year 2035.

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“New York is a national climate leader and an economic powerhouse, and we’re using our strength to help spur innovation and implementation of zero-emission vehicles on a grand scale,” says Governor Hochul. “With sustained state and federal investments, our actions are incentivizing New Yorkers, local governments, and businesses to make the transition to electric vehicles. We’re driving New York’s transition to clean transportation forward, and today’s announcement will benefit our climate and the health of our communities for generations to come.”

In similar fashion to California, New York’s plan will come in stages to increase the sales and use of new zero-emission vehicles to 35% by 2026, 68% by 2030, and 100% by 2035.

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