Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Sales Requirements and Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

Any new light-duty passenger car, light-duty truck, or medium-duty passenger vehicle sold, leased, imported, delivered, purchased, or acquired in New York State must be certified to the California motor vehicle emissions standards and compliance requirements specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. Manufacturers must meet the greenhouse gas emissions standard and the ZEV production and sales requirements.

In December 2022, New York adopted the California vehicle emissions standards and compliance requirements set forth in the California Air Resources Board Advanced Clean Cars II regulation. These new emissions standards and requirements will begin with model year 2026 and require that 100% of new passenger vehicles sold in New York must be ZEVs by 2035.

(Reference New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regulations Chapter III, Part 218)

Jurisdiction: New York

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Nov 9, 2012

Amended: Dec 28, 2022

Technologies: Other

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