Hochul: New vehicles sold in New York must be zero emissions by 2035
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that that all new vehicles sold in New York must be zero emissions by 2035.
In an announcement in White Plains, Hochul said she is directing the state Department of Environmental Conservation to take major regulatory action to achieve significant greenhouse gas emission reductions from the transportation sector.
She says the directive will also be complemented by new and ongoing investments also announced Thursday, including electric vehicle infrastructure progress, zero-emission vehicle incentives, and ensuring New York's communities benefit from historic federal climate change investments.
"New York is a national climate leader and an economic powerhouse, and we're using our strength to help spur innovation and implementation of zero-emission vehicles on a grand scale…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."
Hochul wants regulations reducing greenhouse gases by 85% by 2050.