New York intends to follow California’s lead and require that all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 be either electric or plug-in electric hybrids. Governor Kathy Hochul has authorized a state environmental agency to draft and complete rules implementing California’s proposal.
California needs a waiver from the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency will implement the 2035 standards. After Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order mandating the relocation in 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) published its guidelines.
The regulations will cut smog-causing pollutants from light-duty cars by 25% by 2037, resulting in 9.5 million fewer conventional automobile sales by 2035. President Joe Biden has advocated for EVs and plug-in hybrids to account for 50% of all new car sales by 2030.