The Advanced Clean Car II regulation will require all new passenger cars and trucks sold in New York State to be zero-emission by 2035. State officials say the measure will accelerate sales of zero-emission vehicles and improve air quality across the state, especially in local communities. Unfairly affected by transportation-related pollution.
“Adopting Advanced Clean Cars II is a landmark step for New York that will help forever improve the health of underprivileged communities and change the use of zero-emission vehicles here in the Empire State and across the nation.” said Seggos. in a news release.
The Advanced Clean Cars II rulemaking fulfills New York’s ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050 from 1990 levels, as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act). support initiatives.
The regulation requires a percentage of new small car sales each year to be zero-emission vehicles, starting with 35% ZEV sales for model year 2026, leading to 100% ZEV sales by 2035.
Advanced Clean Cars II also includes revised pollutant standards for passenger cars, light trucks, and medium-sized vehicles with internal combustion engines for model years 2026 through 2034. The regulation gives manufacturers the flexibility to meet emissions requirements and successfully transition to cleaner vehicles.
“These requirements complement New York State’s commitment to addressing climate change and laying a strong foundation to reduce greenhouse gases, reduce harmful pollution, and promote the growth of a green transportation industry, along with Governor Kathy Hochol. It shows leadership,” said Segos.
Adoption of Advanced Clean Cars II is included in the recently released scoping plan recommendations of the Climate Action Council. This helps achieve the greenhouse gas emission reductions required by climate law.
On December 19th, the New York State Climate Action Council adopted a scoping plan. It outlines recommended policies and actions to help meet the goals and requirements of climate law. The plan is the culmination of more than three years of collaboration, including contributions from the Council’s advisory committees and working groups, since the climate law was enacted in 2019.
Seggos announced Thursday that New York’s appliance and equipment standards under the Advanced Building Codes, Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards Act of 2022 will be adopted on January 1, 2023.
Adoption of the legislation sets minimum requirements for energy and water efficiency in home and commercial products, saving consumers $264 million annually in energy bills by 2035 and lowering $85 million in energy bills. Benefits low to middle income households.
The standard limits energy and water consumption to 807,000 tons, saving more than 25 billion gallons of water annually by 2035, while phasing out poor, inefficient and wasteful products. performance and quality guaranteed. State officials say these will help New York meet the nation. – Key emission reduction targets under climate law.