New York has followed California in mandating zero-emission vehicles by the year 2035.
According to a report by TechCrunch, Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday that all new vehicles sold in the state of New York must be zero emissions by that time.
NEW: All new vehicles sold in New York must be zero emissions by 2035.
By revving up our clean transportation transition and making major investments to make EVs more accessible, we’re supercharging our fight against climate change. #NationalDriveElectricWeek pic.twitter.com/AWvSjK8b7D
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) September 29, 2022
To reach the goal, she said 35% of new cars will need to be zero-emission by 2026 and 68% by 2030.
New school buses have until 2027 to meet these standards, with entire fleets required to be zero-emissions by 2035.