Statement on New York Joining California and Other States in Moving to Electric Vehicles

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2022

Governor Hochul’s announcement today will fight climate change and bad air

Albany – Today, Governor Hochul announced that New York will be adopting the California clean vehicle standards by year end. Doing so will require all new passenger cars and trucks sold or leased in New York to be zero emissions by 2035.

The following statement can be attributed to Conor Bambrick, Director of Climate Policy for Environmental Advocates NY.

“Today is a great day for all who breathe. Passenger vehicles with no emissions will lower carbon, smog, and soot pollution in our air and improve the health and well-being of every New Yorker. The State Legislature and Governor should be commended for their foresight in advancing a law last year that would mandate a goal that all passenger cars and trucks sold or leased in New York State be zero-emissions by 2035 as soon as California acted. As New York adopts these rules, Governor Hochul must make sure we use every resource on the table to make electric vehicles accessible for all.”