Mass. will require all new cars sold be electric by 2035

As part of Massachusetts climate-change initiatives, the state government has released a plan which would mandate, among numerous endeavors, that all vehicles sold after 2035 be zero emissions. The move is in support of the government target of reducing emission by 45% from their 1990 levels.

The state of Massachusetts will mandate that all vehicles sold as of 2035 be zero emissions

Current efforts to emissions by offering home retrofitting to cleaner heating options, cutting commuting times by 15% and increasing wind power generation have seen the state’s emissions fall to about 22 percent below 1990 levels by the end of 2020. Current zero emissions options include electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel vehicles.

The move follows a similar mandate issued by the state of California late last summer, with a target of outlawing internal combustion engine vehicles by 2030.

Read the state’s plan here