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New York Lawmakers Seek to Ban New Gasoline Cars by 2035 (Correct)

April 26, 2021, 8:14 PMUpdated: April 29, 2021, 10:06 PM

New York State lawmakers are looking to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks starting in 2035, under legislation aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

The measure (S.2758/A.4302) would codify into law a state goal to have all in-state sales or leasing of new passenger cars and trucks, as well as off-road vehicles and equipment, be zero-emissions by 2035. All new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sold would have to be zero-emissions by 2045, according to the bill.

The state Senate passed the measure in a 44-18 vote on Monday. The Assembly passed the measure in a ...