For Immediate Release: August 4, 2021
Today, President Biden announced targets for electric vehicle sales in the U.S. as well as new fuel efficiency and emissions standards. The following statement in response can be attributed to Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates NY.
“This is more proof that we are getting the country back on the right track by putting our foot down on the electric vehicle pedal. This is good news for our health, good news for our climate, and good news for our economy. Now that the president has thrown down the gauntlet, New York must respond with its own leadership that starts with the Governor signing a bill (A.4302/S.2758) passed this session that mandates a goal that all passenger cars and trucks sold or leased in New York be zero-emissions by 2035.”