New York has followed California's decision to ban new ICE vehicle sales as of 2035. According to Gov Kathy Hochul, the state has its own zero-emission goals and benchmarks but had to wait for California due to rules at the federal levels, but "that's the only time we're letting them go first." A strangely ominous statement we completely believe
California does hold a unique position in state-level emission rule setting. The state's waiver to set stricter rules than the EPA regarding emissions sets precedents for other states to adopt, but only after California's decision is complete.