New York has joined California in seeking to have all car sales be hybrid or electric by 2035
Governor Kathy Hochul said that New York would follow California’s example and require that all new vehicles, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in the state be either EVs or plug-in hybrids. To meet that target, 35 percent of new automobiles must be zero-emission by 2026, and 60 percent must be zero-emission by 2030. By 2035, all new school buses must be zero emissions. Before the regulations are implemented, a public hearing will be conducted.
Hochul directed the state’s environmental agency to develop rules comparable to those approved by California, which call for the abolition of all fossil-fuel-only automobile sales by 2035. These regulations come into effect last month, with the goal of reducing passenger car emissions by 25% by 2037, with 9.5 fewer internal-combustion engine (ICE) only vehicles sold by 2035.