By Mike KooimanPosted August 02, 2019 04:30:52The city of New York is removing all wheel and tire tires from its streets in an attempt to cut the city’s carbon footprint.
The move comes as the city moves to ban all new cars from the city by 2020.
The city also plans to phase out its fleet of small and medium-sized trucks by 2022.
The city said on Wednesday that it will remove all wheeled and non-wheeled tires from the roads in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, and phase out the citywide fleet of trucks by 2021.
“New York City will transition to a zero-emission vehicle fleet by 2022,” the city said in a statement.
“These vehicles will be powered by zero-energy technologies.”
The move was announced Wednesday during a panel at the Council on Sustainable Transportation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The goal is to cut CO2 emissions by 25% by 2030, the city added.
New York currently produces about 4.4 million metric tons of CO2 per year, or about 3.2 billion metric tons, according to the city.
The Mayor of New Orleans announced last year that the city was moving to phaseout its fleet by 2023.
“In order to meet our goal of a zero carbon city by 2022, New Orleans has announced a plan to phase in a fleet of electric vehicles on its streets,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in February.
“In 2018, our city’s fleet of 20,000 electric vehicles reduced CO2 pollution by over 40% while generating approximately 10,000 jobs and generating over $30 million in revenue.”
New York is also moving to reduce emissions by 20% by 2025.