Written by Kfir Kedem – September 15, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently passed a new law that would help New York reduce its greenhouse gases by 85% by 2050. This law bans the sales of combustion engine road cars, including light-duty trucks, by 2035. As a result, combustion engine vehicles will slowly be phased out of the state roads.
Furthermore, New York Senator Pete Harckham signed a similar legislation. This one bans the sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks by 2045. Both these pieces of legislation have been passed due to an effort to make New York emission-free zone.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Combustion engine passenger cars are already on the way out. With people being more conscious about emissions and sustainability than ever, the law may only help to boost a trend that was already in effect. For trucks however this may not be the case. According to Martin Daum (Daimler CEO) in his podcast, Transport Matters, truck manufacturers are literally waiting for legislation in order to develop and sell electric trucks. Passing a law such as the one that Senator Pete Harckham passed would certainly promote this development.