After California, New York steps forward to ban new gas vehicles by 2035

At the same time, regulations must gradually tighten emission standards for vehicles with combustion engines.

New York State, after California, has officially begun the process to ban the sale of new low-emission passenger vehicles by 2035, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday. The official had already set this target last year, but she had to wait, for legal reasons, for California to pass its law, which she did in August, she explained at a news conference.

Now he can take the next step and has asked his departments to prepare the appropriate texts, with in particular milestones for 2026 (35% of sales) and 2030 (68% of sales) before reaching 100% of sales in the 2035. all city cars, sedans, SUVs and pick-ups carrying passengers must be present on this date “zero emissions”, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids or hydrogen vehicles. The text would effectively ban petrol and diesel vehicles. At the same time, regulations must gradually tighten emission standards for vehicles with combustion engines. “We have intermediate steps to reach, to show that we are on the right path”, Kathy Hochul pointed out. Many countries have tried in recent years to limit the pollution of the automotive sector.

The UK, Singapore and Israel have therefore pledged to end sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, and Norway has made this commitment by 2025. US President Joe Biden for his part has signed for the summer of 2021 an executive order that sets a goal that by 2030 half of the cars sold in the United States will be zero emissions. Sales of pure electric vehicles in the country, long lagging behind Europe in this segment, have increased in recent months and accounted for 5.6% of vehicle sales in the second quarter, according to Cox Automotive.

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