Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams has announced that ride-hailing vehicles in the city will be required to be zero-emission at tailpipe by 2030.

The announcement was made during the Mayor’s second State of the City address on 26 January.

By mandating that Uber and Lyft will have to operate zero-emission fleets by 2030, over 100,000 vehicles will no longer produce harmful exhaust emissions in New York.

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All Uber and Lyft vehicles operating in New York will be zero-emission by 2030

The Mayor also encouraged New Yorkers who drive to switch to electric vehicles, and committed to adding more charging stations in all five boroughs.

However, he also stated that the best way to fight the climate crisis was to take the subway rather than using a motor vehicle.

Mayor Adams said:

We are also electrifying our city vehicle fleet. We're going to go even further, requiring for-hire vehicles to do the same. We are announcing today that Uber and Lyft will be required to have a zero emission fleet by 2030. That's zero emission for over 100,000 vehicles in our streets. But the best way to do it is to take the subways; Metrocard your way through the city.

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