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New York Follows California With 2035 Zero-Emissions Mandate

Last month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) passed somewhat of an ICE sales ban, which is set to take effect in 2035 in a move that Ford has publicly endorsed. However, this rule is really just a partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV) mandate, technically – not a total ICE vehicle ban. Officially known as the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, this new ruling aims to achieve 100 percent zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales by 2035, but still allows for plug-in hybrids to still be sold, regardless. New York passed similar legislature over a year ago, and now, Governor Kathy Hochul has directed the State Department of Environmental Conservation to take regulatory action that will require all new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in the state to be zero emissions by 2035.

“New York is a national climate leader and an economic powerhouse, and we’re using our strength to help spur innovation and implementation of zero-emission vehicles on a grand scale,” Hochul said. “With sustained state and federal investments, our actions are incentivizing New Yorkers, local governments, and businesses to make the transition to electric vehicles. We’re driving New York’s transition to clean transportation forward, and today’s announcement will benefit our climate and the health of our communities for generations to come.”

In finalizing the Advanced Clean Cars II regulation last month, California essentially unlocked New York’s ability to adopt the same regulation. In addition to requiring all of the aforementioned vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, it would also require an increasing percentage of new light-duty vehicle sales to be zero-emission vehicles starting with 35 percent of sales in model year 2026, 68 percent of sales by 2030, and 100 percent of sales by 2035. New pollutant standards for model year 2026 through model year 2034 passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles with internal combustion engines would also be required.

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This rule joins the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation, which was adopted last December and aims to increase the number of medium- and heavy-duty ZEV models available as purchase options for vehicle purchasers and fleets in New York as well.

We’ll have more on this transition to zero-emissions vehicles soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. David Dickinson II

    Yes, eco-fascists. Tell us again how we will always be able to buy an ICE if we want one.

    1. Robert.Walter

      LoL. Nobody ever promised “always” except that voice in your head.

      1. David Dickinson

        I was addressing the commenters on this site, who said over and over that the ICE supporters were exaggerating and we’d always have a choice. The choice is gone. We told them so.

        1. Robert.Walter

          I suppose there are some folks still pining for rotary dial phones.

          Oh the ignominy of technical change that eventually pushes older tech into the background. .

          1. David Dickinson II

            Most people realize there is a place for both EVs and ICEs. If you can only afford one car, you should have an ICE. If you need to drive long distances, you should drive an ICE. If you need to tow heavy loads, you should drive an ICE. EVs are best suited as a second car used primarily for local commuting. The two can live in harmony with each other. What we are seeing is a top-down mandate to eliminate ICEs for EVs that are not ready for prime time. That is the problem. Being forced into a product that doesn’t work for you, you don’t want, and is more expensive is wrong and foolish. Toyota seems to understand the future well. I hope Ford has a major course correction.

  2. JimmyC

    We’ll find ways around this to buy a new ICE at that time.

    1. Robert.Walter

      Gonna become tough and inconvenient to operate whatever you come up with as fueling points disappear due to lack of demand.

  3. GaryB

    Oh my so salty are these tears. Where were all those tears when blacksmiths were replaced by machine/weld shops, Streaming replaced CDs/DVDs replaced Cassettes/VHS replaced 8Track/Beta, Refrigerators replaced milkmen/ice delivery, mechanics replaced farriers, air friers replaced microwaves replaced ovens replaced camp fires, and so on. Ridiculous comparisons, but so is the whole EV vs ICE innovation curve. its happening. better to plan ahead and figure out what you are going to do when gas is $20 a gallon and the closest transmission/engine rebuilder is a 70 yr old that cant get replacement parts.

  4. Wayne

    One Electric Car Battery
    500 Tons of Ore to refine 25 lbs. of Lithium
    900 to 1000 gal. of fuel to move the ore
    Lithium is refined by using sulfuric acid.
    The mine at Thacker Pass requires 75 semi loads of acid a day.
    One electric battery for a Tesla requires
    25 lbs of Lithium
    60 Ibs of nickle
    44 lbs of Manganese
    30 lbs of Cobalt
    200 lbs of Copper
    400 lbs of Aluminum, Steel and Plastic
    To produce one battery takes tremendous amounts of energy supplied by coal, nuclear or gas fired power plants.
    If you believe this is Green Energy, then we are all in trouble.

    1. PRLampkin

      Now list the environmental impact of extracting, transporting, refining, and again transporting, fossil fuels (and don’t forget to include past, present, and future impacts). No intelligent person ever said this was a zero-sum game – the only place you’ll hear that argument is from America’s political right…

  5. Robert.Walter

    Big oil Wayne fails to point out that batteries are recyclable whereas ice fuels are not.

    Eventually battery lifecycle will be based mostly on recycled materials whereas that is in no way possible for carbon fuels.

    So what’s wrong with more nukes? They are cleaner and safer than almost any other means of generation.

  6. Jon

    Love. It. As goes CA, so goes the rest of the nation. Unfortunately, it is too little too late: the earth has significantly warmed over the recent several decades and will continue to do so at an ever accelerated rate. What we saw in Florida this week is the new normal for U.S. climate. Over the past 45 years, GOP voters successfully prevented the U.S. from properly addressing AGW and that labor of love is now all of our realities. Here’s what the science shows: it’s gonna get a lot worse in the coming years.

  7. Bill Howland

    No Internal Combustion Engines sold in 2035? That will never happen…. NY State might still exist – at least a portion of it – but California – at the rate they are going will be gone..

    Anybody bother to look what is happening today 2023 in Germany? That is a grim look into the future.

    1. PRLampkin

      What’s so grim about a country loaded with brilliant engineers who are/will now be dedicated, and funded – with a Manhattan Project-like zeal – to shift Germany to renewables? In the short-term things are going to hurt, no question (I just returned from three weeks of filling up a SUV at 2+ euro/liter – it hurts.) In the long-term however, countries like Germany, Denmark, and Japan will own all the relevant intellectual property and the US will again be beholden to foreign powers for their energy needs. Oh, and California isn’t going anywhere, lol…

  8. FordFan

    Both sides of the debate in the comments are ignoring the facts that:

    a) ICE engines are not ruled out by this mandate– plug-in hybrids are still allowed, so you get the advantages of electric and the advantages of ICE; and
    b) there are exemptions for commercial vehicles and super duty pickups, so we’re really dealing with commuter cars.

    Settle down. Read. Breathe. And THEN form and express your educated opinions. Thanks!


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