New York is the Latest State to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced on October 3, 2022 that the state will ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. This is part of the state’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% from 1990 levels by 2050.
The ban on gas-powered vehicles will be phased in, starting with 35% of new vehicles being zero-emission by 2026, 68% by 2030, and 100% by 2035. New York will also provide incentives to help people purchase electric vehicles, such as rebates and tax credits.
The ban on gas-powered vehicles is a major step forward for New York State in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. It will also help to create jobs in the clean energy sector.
In addition to the ban on gas-powered vehicles, New York also plans to electrify its school bus fleet. This will help to reduce air pollution in schools and improve the health of students. New York is also investing in EV charging infrastructure to make it easier for people to switch to electric vehicles.
The actions of New York State are a sign of the growing momentum for clean transportation. More and more states are adopting policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, and the automotive industry is shifting towards electric vehicles. These efforts are essential to addressing the climate crisis and improving air quality.