US President Joe Biden has advocated that 50% of new vehicle sales in the country by 2030 will be made up of electric or plug-in hybrids.
The New York state government plans to adopt rules passed in California in August that require all new vehicles sold after 2035 to be either electric or hybrid, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday.
Hochul said in a statement that she had instructed the state’s environmental agency to propose and draft California rules that would set the increase in vehicle emissions to zero by 2026, with an eye on the end of gasoline vehicle sales by 2035.
Under the law passed in California, automakers’ sales by 2030 must be 68% of electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids, which can be plugged into outlets.
California still needs a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt the 2035 rules.
US President Joe Biden has advocated that 50% of new vehicle sales in the country by 2030 will be made up of electric or plug-in hybrids, but he does not support a date for the end of sales of gasoline models.