Gov. Hochul Just Signed A Law Pushing New York State Closer To Gasoline Ban
Governor Kathy Hochul just signed another law pushing the state even closer to its ban on gasoline passenger vehicles.
The federal government's Clean Air Act requires states to follow the federal government’s vehicle emissions standards. New York State's Senate and Assembly have passed bills (Assembly Bill A4302 / Senate Bill S2758) that ban gas passenger vehicles by 2035. Both bills, which have been signed by the governor, provide that,
One hundred percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks shall be zero-emissions by two thousand thirty-five, medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles by two thousand forty-five and off-road vehicles and equipment by two thousand thirty-five.
Today, November 22, 2022, Gov. Hochul signed legislation (S.8518A /A.6165A) that will allow private citizens to install electric charging stations at their homes. The law prevents homeowners' associations from stopping homeowners from installing charging stations on their private property. The law does allow for input from HOAs.
The new law will require that any denial of a homeowner's application to install an electric vehicle charger to be in writing and contain a detailed description of the reasons for denial. If no written denial is issued to the homeowner within 60 days, the application will be deemed approved unless the delay in approval resulted from the homeowners' association's reasonable request for more information.
New York has an aggressive goal and is working to reach it - 850,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025 and all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035. In order to make the goal a reality, the state must create the infrastructure need for electric vehicles.
New York State's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan Approved
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it approved New York State's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan. The plan will help New York build its electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Before the ban on electric vehicles can take effect a robust charging infrastructure must be in place to support the massive increase in electric vehicles. The plan includes up to $175 million to fund the major infrastructure project.