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Fuel-powered cars banned in New York after California

With the announcement that it will ban gasoline-powered cars from sales in New York state, the state is more squarely on board with the zero-emissions movement.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the plan at a press conference on Sept. 29, saying that from 2035, all new sales of cars, pickups, and SUVs in the state will be electric or hybrid.

A 35 percent emissions reduction target must be met by 2026, and a 60 percent target by 2030, Hochul explained.

The city is a climate leader as well as an economic powerhouse, and Hochul said that they are using their strength to drive innovation and enhance zero-emission vehicle adoption across the state.

New York's plan extends to the use of school buses along with its zero-emissions scheme. Hochul's plan is mainly based on California's zero-emission program.

The New York State Department of Education requires all new school buses to be zero-emission by 2027, and the entire fleet must meet the new standards by 2035.

In addition to financial incentives, Hochul announced that New York would invest in related infrastructure, including fast-charging stations, to encourage residents to buy electric vehicles.

30 September 2022


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