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More electric vehicle charging stations coming to NY

March 06, 2017 01:24 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new electric vehicle campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to encourage employees to drive electric vehicles and extensive public education and outreach.

Cuomo says the increased use of electric vehicles will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. The campaign, which supports the Governor’s Charge NY initiative, will be overseen by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

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Work on the projects will start immediately and will include the installation of 450 charging stations across the state. Of these, approximately 150 will be located at workplaces throughout New York. The units will be installed in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Utica, Albany, the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, New York City and Long Island.

Rochester will launch a pilot to become an electric vehicle model city. Cuomo says the goal is to demonstrate how developing an electric vehicle ecosystem can increase electric vehicle adoption and prepare a community for long-term electric vehicle growth. 

The projects will be managed by three contractors – EV Connect, Energetics and Calstart for a total of $4.8 million. 

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