New law will require zero-emission cars in New York by 2035

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A bill that requires passenger cars and trucks sold in New York be zero emission by 2035 has been signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul, state lawmakers on Wednesday announced.

The new law also covers zero emission requirements for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks by 2045.

Lawmakers who sponsored the measure in the state Legislature called the provision a way of combatting climate change in the state.

“The best way to ramp up our fight against the climate crisis is to transition to new vehicles that are entirely free of carbon and other toxic emissions, and so I am thankful to Governor Hochul for signing the zero emissions legislation,” said Sen. Peter Harckham, who sponsored the bill with Assemblyman Steven Englebright.

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