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New York phases out gas-powered vehicles by 2035

New York phases out gas-powered vehicles by 2035

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that effectively bans the sale of new internal combustion engine cars, off-road vehicles, light-duty trucks and equipment by 2035.

Hochul says new off-road vehicles and equipment sold in New York are to be zero-emissions by 2035, and new medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles by 2045. This is a step forward to save the environment.

New York City said that to meet its climate goals it would need 400,000 of the city's 2 million vehicle owners to switch to EVs by 2030. The city vows to install a network of 10,000 curbside charge points by 2030.

New York is following California's earlier efforts to shift drivers into zero-emission vehicles. California governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order in September 2020 that would phase out all sales of new internal combustion engine vehicles in the state by 2035.

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