New York will ban gas car sales by 2035, copying California

By Jack McEvoy

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York said Thursday that it will follow California’s lead by banning the sale of gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 2035.

All passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in the state will have to be classified as “zero-emissions vehicles” by no later than 2035, according to a press release. Hochul directed the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to begin implementing the new rules that will also require 35% of state vehicle sales to consist of electric cars by 2026, rising to 68% by 2030.

“With sustained state and federal investments, our actions are incentivizing New Yorkers, local governments, and businesses to make the transition to electric vehicles,” Hochul said.

California enacted an identical regulation in late August to ban gas cars. California’s move to mandate the sale of “zero-emissions vehicles” enabled New York to adopt the same regulation, according to the press release.

“We had to wait for California to take a step because there’s some federal requirement that California had to go first,” Hochul said at a press conference Thursday.

California’s law is pushing an increasing number of states to force Americans to exclusively buy electric vehicles as 13 states have previously adopted California’s “clean car” standards, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Demcoratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington also said on Aug. 26. that his state would ban the sale of gas vehicles by 2035.

President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored California’s Clean Air Act waiver in March, giving the state legal authority to set its own strict vehicle emissions standards that other states can choose to adopt, according to an EPA press release. The Trump administration revoked the waiver in September 2019, stating that California did not need specific emissions standards as its environmental concerns were not unique to the state.

“We’re driving New York’s transition to clean transportation forward, and today’s announcement will benefit our climate and the health of our communities for generations to come,” Hochul said.

Hochul’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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6 thoughts on “New York will ban gas car sales by 2035, copying California

  1. I’m amazed by the people who actually think EVs are pollution free. We need to learn why so many are literally stupid and cannot think clearly, or refuse to think clearly. And if they are beyond the capability of ever thinking clearly we need as a society to decide if they need constant adult supervision.

  2. If you want to learn how to shift away from these destructive ideas, read Alex Epstein’s exceptional book, Fossil Future. It is in both print and audio and absolutely fantastic, including its tone. While is is filled with knowledge, its value is because it is a book with actions we can all take to help shift the debate toward the reality that if these people got their way the world would be in the dirty dark ages in short order, with likely more than half the population starving to death.

  3. So you have California, a totally ” decimated ” state, and New York is following this
    disaster, more liberal leadership……………….. outstanding.

    I wonder how long before Vermont jumps on the liberal bandwagon, we know we have
    a house full of fools !!

    Vermont we have time to clean the trash out of the statehouse, from the top down,
    we can save our state.

    • December 1st, you’ll get your answer. That is the deadline for LCAR (Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules) must meet and vote. That’d be when 8 legislators meet and decide the fate of Internal Combustion engines in Vermont.
      Should you have an opinion, you may choose to let the committee know.

      Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Chair
      Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Vice Chair
      Sen. Christopher Bray
      Sen. Joe Benning
      Sen. Virginia “Ginny” Lyons
      Rep. Seth Bongartz
      Rep. Mark Higley
      Rep. Carol Ode
      Charlene Dindo, Committee Assistant
      (802) 828-5952
      Personally, I’d start with Joe Benning. He’s at least aware of the issue. Not all of these legislators are.

      • How the hell do 8 people get to determine the future for 650,000 Vermonters ? No, don’t saddle them with this decision. Put it before the voters !

        • They all were voted into office. The issue is not these 8 people, but the mindset that would elect such people to oversea government. Donate to and volunteer for John Klar’s campaign to unseat the chair of this drugged committee. That is how to send a message! Focus on that race!

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