By 2035, all new cars sold in Massachusetts set to be zero-emission vehicles

You can expect to see a sharp rise in the numbers of clean electric cars on 128, 495 and other Massachusetts highways and roads.

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Mary Katherine Moore
Creative Associate

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

You can expect to see a sharp rise in the numbers of clean electric cars on 128, 495 and other Massachusetts highways and roads.

On Dec. 30, Gov. Charlie Baker announced plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars in Massachusetts by 2035. Following California’s lead, the Bay State is the second in the nation to commit to phasing out gas-powered cars — a commitment that would drastically curtail Massachusetts’ carbon pollution, since transportation accounts for more than 40 percent of the state’s emissions.

 “We cannot address climate change without phasing out gas-powered cars, and Massachusetts’ plan for all new cars to be electric will drive us in the right direction,” said Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein. “We applaud Gov. Baker’s actions, but we urge him to keep his foot on the accelerator on the road to comprehensive clean energy.”

Environment Massachusetts and our national network have long supported the Clean Car standards that served as the basis for Gov. Baker's announcement.

Read more about the announcement. 

Learn more about our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign. 

Mary Katherine Moore
Creative Associate

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.