Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Requirements

All sales or leases of new light-duty passenger vehicles in New York must be ZEVs by 2035, and all sales or leases of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles must be ZEVs by 2045. All new off-road vehicle and equipment purchases must be zero emission by 2035.

To support the ZEV sales requirement, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) must develop the following:

  • Regulations and strategies to meet the 2035 and 2045 goals;
  • A ZEV market development strategy by January 31, 2023, and update it triennially;
  • Strategies to accelerate deployment of affordable ZEV infrastructure that serves low-income and disadvantaged communities; and,
  • Near-term actions and investment strategies to improve ZEV infrastructure by July 15, 2023.

(Reference New York Consolidated Laws Environmental Conservation Section 19-0306-B)

Jurisdiction: New York

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Sep 8, 2021

Amended: Feb 24, 2022

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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