ALBANY – On Monday, April 26th, New York State passed a bill (S.2758/A.4302) that will require 100 percent of new sales of passenger cars, light trucks and off-road vehicles be zero-emission by 2035, and larger truck and bus sales by 2045. The clean vehicles industry in New York currently employs 9,000 workers, according to the 2021 Clean Jobs America report released last week by E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
The following is a statement by Uchenna Bright, Northeast Advocate at E2:
“New York took a giant leap forward today to bring cleaner cars and the thousands of jobs that come with them to New York State. It is this rare type of legislation that consumers, workers, and climate advocates can get behind while ensuring New Yorkers up and down the state benefit.
“The transition to electric cars is already underway and this bill helps secure New York’s position as a global hub for clean energy jobs and investment for the next decade.”
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E2(Environmental Entrepreneurs) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.