New York state has officially passed a law that bans the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles after 2034.
The law, signed by Governor Kathy Hochul, will require all vehicles sold in New York starting in 2035 to be zero-emission. However, this does not include medium and heavy-duty vehicles which has a deadline for 2045.
"The new law and regulation marks a critical milestone in our efforts and will further advance the transition to clean electric vehicles while helping reduce emissions in communities that have been overburdened by pollution from cars and trucks for decades," Governor Hochul said in a press release.
Last year, California became the first state to ban the sale of fossil-fuel cars by 2035. Now New York will be following in CA's footsteps.