On Thursday, the City Council passed a bill that would transition the city’s vehicle fleet to produce zero carbon emissions over the coming years.

This will impact the city’s municipal fleet of 30,000 vehicles, with a goal of reducing the city’s carbon footprint.

The bill requires the city to purchase only zero emissions, light and medium-duty vehicles after 2025. 

It also requires the city fleet to buy zero emissions heavy-duty vehicles after 2028 and to ensure its entire fleet of municipal vehicles is converted to zero emissions vehicles by 2035.

Councilman Keith Powers, majority leader of the City Council, and Ben Jealous, executive director of the Sierra Club, joined NY1 political reporter Bobby Cuza on “Inside City Hall” Thursday to discuss more.

Powers is sponsoring the legislation and represents parts of Manhattan, from the Upper East Side down to Midtown, Murray Hill and Stuyvesant Town.