The State of New York will effectively phase out the sale of gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2035.
The new legislation was signed by New York Governor Kathy Hochul last week.
The new law will ensure that 100% of all new passenger cars, trucks and off-road vehicles sold in New York by the end of 2035, and heavy- and medium-duty trucks until 2045, have zero emission.
“New York is implementing the nation’s most aggressive plan to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions affecting our climate and too reach our ambitious goals, we must reduce emissions from the transportation sector, currently the largest source of the state’s climate pollution,” Governor Hochul said in a blog post. “The new law, and the regulation that it contains, mark a significant milestone in our efforts. They will further advance the transition from clean electric vehicles and help reduce pollution in communities that have been burdened by cars and trucks for decades.
Gov. Hochul said that the moves are in support of the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 85% by 2050.
New York isn’t the only state to have signed similar legislation.
Last year, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars and trucks beginning in 2035, CBS News reported.