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New York to ban the sale of all gasoline vehicles in the state by 2035

New York aims to ban the sale of all gasoline vehicles in the state by 2035. A bill to amend the state’s Environmental Conservation Act has been passed by the Senate and Assembly of the State and signed by Governor Kathy Hochul last week.

Under the new law, 100% of state sales of new passenger cars and trucks will be emission-free by 2035. This means state agencies will work to develop options for affordable power for zero emission vehicles in all communities, improve sustainable transportation and support. bicycle and pedestrian options.

Several agencies will work to create a strategy for developing the market for zero-emission vehicles by 2023, to ensure that more zero-emission cars are available in the state.

Last year, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a similar law, which also bans the sale of new gasoline passenger cars and trucks from 2035.

If that goal is met, the state would see a reduction of more than 35% in greenhouse gas emissions, the governor’s office said in a statement. Agencies will also develop regulations to help meet this deadline.

The ordinance also sets a goal for medium and heavy vehicles in California to be zero emissions “to the extent possible” by 2045. New York also hopes to reach this benchmark by 2045.

California, which accounts for more than 10% of all new vehicle sales in the country, already has rules governing the number of gasoline-powered vehicles that can be sold, according to the Associated Press. The state had clashed several times with then-President Donald Trump on fuel emissions.