"New York to Ban New Gas-Powered Vehicles, Following California's Lead"

"By 2035, all new cars sold in the state will be required to be zero-emissions. The change will likely rapidly boost electric vehicle sales."

"New York is following in California’s tire treads, making drastic moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Empire State will entirely ban the purchase of new petroleum-powered cars by 2035.

“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,” said Governor Kathy Hochul in a statement outlining the new policy directive.

The regulatory step will take New York closer to its statewide goal of 85% emissions reductions by 2050 from 1990 level."

Lauren Leffer reports for Earther September 29, 2022.

Source: Earther, 10/03/2022