State Funds EV Charging Stations in 70 Locations
New York State is committing $8.3 million to 70 municipalities to install electric vehicle charging stations, a move that is part of New York's ongoing investment in EV charging infrastructure and emissions reduction initiatives. In addition to the 250 new public EV charging stations, more than 1,300 stations for state agency vehicles will be installed over the next five years.
In a press release, Governor Kathy Hochulk said, "The transportation sector is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New York, and these electric vehicle charging stations will help the state achieve the ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act."
The $8 million grant money is part of the Department of Environmental Conservation's Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program, that each year since 2016, has provided grant funding to cities, towns, villages, and counties for eligible climate change mitigation, adaptation, and planning assessment projects.