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NY Implements 2035 All-EV Plan After California Clears the Way

New York is the second state to set an end date for sales of gas-powered cars as part of its plan to increase EV adoption.

New York will follow California in requiring all new vehicles sold by 2035 be zero-emissions.

New York will follow California in requiring all new vehicles sold by 2035 be zero-emissions.

Photographer: Ismail Ferdous/Bloomberg

New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced that the state will follow California in requiring all new vehicles sold by 2035 be zero-emissions, setting in motion the regulatory process to implement a law she signed last year.  

The announcement comes one month after The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to adopt Advanced Clean Cars II, which mandates 100% zero-emission and hybrid plug-in vehicle sales in California by 2035. That plan, with an initial goal of 35% sales by 2026, would achieve goals from a 2020 executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat. It is expected to ultimately be adopted by the 15 states currently signed onto California’s zero-emission vehicle program, New York among them.