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New York Formally Adopts California’s 2035 No New Gas Powered Car Ban

‘New York became the second state to adopt this, but by them doing so it may fuel more people to go against it’

By Evan Symon, September 30, 2022 2:30 am

At a press conference in White Plains, New York on Thursday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state would be following California and will be banning the sale of new gas powered cars beginning in 2035.

The California 2035 ban, first announced by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2020 and made official by the state just last month, is to be staggered over the next 13 years. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) plan, 35% of all new cars sold in California in 2026 are to to be electric or hybrids, with the amount climbing to 68% by 2030, and 100% by 2035.

In the New York plan revealed on Thursday, the Empire State is to largely follow California’s plan with the same staggered 35%/2026, 68%/2030, 100%/2035 route. However, New York’s plan also expands to public transportation, with school bus fleets needing to meet the new standards by 2027 and be completely zero emissions by 2035.

“All new vehicles sold in New York must be zero emissions by 2035,” tweeted Governor Hochul on Thursday. “By revving up our clean transportation transition and making major investments to make EVs more accessible, we’re supercharging our fight against climate change.”

Due to the 1970 Clean Air Act, in which California was allowed to set their own vehicle emissions standards due to the high smog and pollution levels at the time, the Golden State needed to be the first state to pass such a policy. While other states can adopt California’s, by law they cannot set their own, necessitating New York and others to follow the leader.

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“We’re really putting our foot down on the accelerator and revving up our efforts to make sure we have this transition, not someday in the future, but on a specific date, a specific year, by the year 2035,” added Hochul on Thursday after arriving to the conference in an electric car. “We actually have benchmarks to achieve, to show we’re on the path to get there. Changes will not occur suddenly.”

“We had to wait for California to take a step because there’s some federal requirements that California had to go first. That’s the only time we’re letting them go first. That’s all right. Once they made that decision, we are able to step up immediately and say now there’s nothing holding us back.”

In addition to the 2035 standards, Hochul also announced California-like electric vehicle rebate programs and a major expansion of electric vehicle chargers in preparation for more electric vehicles on the road.

Industry observers noted on Thursday that Congress can still block this from happening, something that is to be more likely next year with the GOP having a roughly 70% chance of retaking the House.

“Federally, the California and now New York electric vehicle measures can still be stopped,” noted Auto industry researcher Dane Collins to the Globe on Thursday. “California as first here, and other states are trying to downplay it, but you know the saying, ‘So goes California goes the nation’. The 2035 measure is just the latest. And with New York having some car heavy cities itself like California, it is going to make some people mad.

“So, yeah, New York became the second state to adopt this, but by them doing so it may fuel more people to go against it. 2023 will be very interesting, as this is going to play out a lot, as more states will likely adopt it and more lawmakers are going to try and stop it on a nationwide scale.”

While New York became the second state to formally adopt a 2035 date to end all new sales of gas powered cars, Massachusetts and Washington are likely to adopt it soon as well due to state trigger laws, with other blue East Coast, Western, and Midwestern states also likely looking to pass it soon.

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9 thoughts on “New York Formally Adopts California’s 2035 No New Gas Powered Car Ban

  1. Wow that picture at the top of the “Wicked Witch of the East” is frightening! Just in time for Halloween!

    1. Actually she resembles “Fats,” the evil ventriloquist dummy from the 80’s movie “Magic” starring Anthony Hopkins!

  2. Good hopeful article that reminds us that with a new Congress we actually CAN hit the brakes on this CA and NY insanity in the midst of psycho govs such as Gruesome and Hochul and their ilk constantly doubling down on it.

  3. And the lemmings line up to jump off the economic cliff…

    Colorado in 3…2…1…..


    1. And somewhere far, far away, Chairman Xi is rubbing his hands together in evil glee, thinking “The plan is coming together!!!”

      We are so STUPID as a nation, not thinking through the long-term implications and economic fallout to an emotion-driven, fake-science narrative….

      Please look at Rumble for “Liberty Station” Episode 132 with Todd & Charissa Proctor for a good overview of the dystopian, tyrannical plan that the US is swallowing hook, line and sinker….

  4. So New York Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul decreed that the state would be following California lunacy and will ban the sale of new gas powered cars beginning in 2035? Maybe outside interests like the CCP and globalists from the World Economic Forum are providing incentives (aka payoffs) to Gov. Hochul and her Democrat cronies in the New York similar to what California Democrats are probably getting in California to mandate these draconian EV plans?

    1. I am fed up with government overreach. California is unable to provide for it’s residents current electrical needs. I guess we’ll be forced to abandon our EV on our highways.

  5. These are indeed draconian EV plans & mandates. California is unable to meet the current electricity needs of it’s residents, causing rolling blackouts. I guess we’ll be abandoning our electric vehicles on the highways. I am disgusted with the government overreach.

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