New York Governor Mandates All Cars, Trucks to Comply With Zero-Emissions Standard By 2035
00:02 GMT 09.09.2021 (Updated: 13:23 GMT 06.08.2022)
© REUTERS / MIKE SEGARNew York Governor Kathy Hochul along with former New York City Mayor and Chairman of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Michael Bloomberg, speak to the press after visiting the Memorial ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in lower Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., September 8, 2021.
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a new legislation that outlines an ambitious goal to make all cars and light trucks sold in the state zero-emissions no later than by 2035, the governor’s office said in a release.
"Governor Kathy Hochul today announced new actions to reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from the transportation sector. The Governor signed legislation (A.4302/S.2758), setting a goal for all new passenger cars and trucks sold in New York State to be zero-emissions by 2035," the release said on Wednesday.
The measure also requires all new medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles to become zero-emissions by 2045 and orders the development of a new green transportation strategy by 2023, the release said.
"New York is implementing the nation's most aggressive plan to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions affecting our climate and too reach our ambitious goals, we must reduce emissions from the transportation sector, currently the largest source of the state's climate pollution," Hochul said in the release.