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NYS Senator Introduces Bill Mandating Zero-Emission Vehicles

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A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation requiring zero emissions for new vehicles by 2035.

Democratic state Senator Pete Harckham introduced a bill Friday that will require all in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks to be zero emissions by 2035. The legislation further stipulates that all in-state sales of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks be zero emissions by 2045. Harckham’s legislation is similar to recent mandates issued in California regarding zero emission vehicles to fight air pollution and increased production of greenhouse gases. To date, 14 other states have adopted zero-emission laws for vehicles.

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