NY Goes Electric: All Cars Sold in NY will Emit Zero Emissions by 2035

NY Goes Electric: All Cars Sold in NY will Emit Zero Emissions by 2035

By Yehudit Garmaise

By 2035, all new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs that are sold in New York state will be “zero emissions,” which means that the vehicles emit no waste products that pollute the environment, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced today as part of National Drive Electric Week.

“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," said Gov. Hochul, who directed the New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to take major regulatory action. "With sustained state and federal investments, our actions are incentivizing New Yorkers, local governments, and businesses to make the transition to electric vehicles.

“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."

The governor said that her proposed regulations to further electrify transportation in New York will help the state to reduce greenhouse gases by 85% by 2050, while also reducing air pollution.

So New Yorkers can charge their new electric vehicles, New York received $175 Million in federal funding to establish a vast, statewide electric vehicle charging network, the governor added.

Last week, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) installed the state’s 100th high-speed charger in its statewide network called: EVolve NY, which can charge up battery-powered electric vehicles in as little as 20 minutes.

So that New Yorkers who drive electric vehicles can power up and get back on the road quickly, the NYPA positioned its charging stations in key locations along New York State's major travel corridors: from Buffalo to Albany and from the Adirondacks to Long Island.

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