New York Governor Kathy Hochul directed the State Department of Environmental Conservation to take major regulatory action that will require all new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in New York State to be zero emissions by 2035. This regulatory step will be complemented by new and ongoing investments including electric vehicle infrastructure progress, zero-emission vehicle incentives, and ensuring New York’s communities benefit from historic federal climate change investments. California’s action finalizing the Advanced Clean Cars II regulation last month unlocked New York’s ability to adopt the same regulation. ( Earlier post .) The New York regulation will build upon existing regulations enacted in New York in 2012 to require an increasing percentage of new light-duty vehicle sales to be zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) starting with 35% of sales in model year 2026, 68% of sales by 2030, and 100% of sales by 2035. New pollutant standards for model […]