New York has plans for your van HD

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Nothing beats a good truck. For some, a pickup truck is more than just a vehicle. It can be a desk on wheels or a necessary tool for the job they have. No matter why you love the truck you have, there’s a plan in place that might not be the news you want to hear.

Whether it’s towing a boat or trailer, clearing snow or hauling heavy equipment, there are situations that call for the power of an HD pickup. Even a medium truck like an F150 or Chevy or Ram 1500 would do in some cases. New York State has specifically targeted these trucks and the days of them being powered by a gasoline or diesel v-8 engine are coming to an end.

In an effort to become less dependent on combustion engines and fossil fuels, New York State has announced that it will phase out the sale of new trucks powered by these combustion engines.

By model year 2035, at least 55% of all new Class 2b-3 pickups and vans, 75% of all new Class 4-8 trucks, and 40% of all new Class 7- 8 sold in New York State be zero emissions. The proposed regulations provide manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty trucks with several compliance options and would require unique reporting of affected truck fleets.

The legislation, introduced by New York State Senator Pete Harckham, also requires new heavy and medium trucks for sale in New York to be “zero emissions” by 2045.

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