New York is taking an aggressive approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.
Kathy Hochul, the New York City government’s secretary of state, signed legislation that will require all new cars and trucks to be emission-free by 2035.
All new medium and heavy vehicles must be emission-free by 2045.
“The new laws and regulations mark a critical milestone in our efforts and will further advance the transition to clean electric vehicles while helping to reduce emissions in communities that have been overburdened for decades by pollution from cars and trucks,” said Governor Hochul.
Advocates of the law claim it would have a major effect on communities that are less fortunate.
“The proposed regulation would help address disproportionate risks and health and pollution burdens affecting these communities and put New York on the path to zero-emission short-haul transportation fleets in ports and rail yards, and zero-emission last-mile vans and vans,” it said. Marie Therese Dominguez (Commissioner of the State Department of Transportation).