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GCC: New York to invest $127.7 million Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:45 pm

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180906-nyvw.html

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York will utilize the $127.7 million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to significantly increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state.

Covered vehicles include new buses, trucks, locomotives, ferries, tug boats, and cargo handling equipment, as well as the availability of electric vehicle charging equipment statewide. . . .

The state plans to use more than 60% of the funding to accelerate the adoption of electrified transportation by reducing the cost of electric buses and trucks, particularly transit buses, and providing funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

In addition, New York will replace or re-power older, high-polluting diesel-powered trucks, school buses, and equipment with cleaner vehicles and equipment. The state will prioritize replacement of older, dirty vehicles and equipment with emission-free electric versions and will fund replacement with other new, much lower-emitting technologies that would provide substantially greater emission reductions for the funding available.

Additional Clean Transportation NY investments will fund electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support and encourage the growth of all-electric ground support equipment at airports and light-duty, on-road all-electric vehicles throughout the state.

The mitigation plan will also bolster the state’s Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) program, which requires vehicle manufacturers to research, develop, and market electric vehicles that will have zero tailpipe emissions.

After finalizing the plan, DEC will work with state authorities and others to implement it. That implementation process will prioritize electrification in most investment categories. For example, DEC will work with a New York authority with a decided emphasis on replacing old diesel-powered school buses with new, all-electric school buses. This solicitation will recognize the promise of cooperative and community ownership models, without excluding other public and private proposals. Implementation processes will also prioritize investments in EJ areas and other areas disproportionately burdened by diesel emissions. . . .
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Re: GCC: New York to invest $127.7 million Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:32 pm

We still have NO state-sponsored QC stations other than a few on I-90. The pace of installation of L-2 stations remains glacial. Electric-assist bicycles are still illegal.
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Re: GCC: New York to invest $127.7 million Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:20 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:We still have NO state-sponsored QC stations other than a few on I-90.


And two at the welcome center on I-81 in Binghamton. And soon at a welcome center on I-87 in Lake George.

But I don't want a smattering of state-sponsored free QCs that will become clogged as soon as EVs are more common. I want a network of dependable QCs along the major highways which cost more than charging at home, but less than gas.
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Re: GCC: New York to invest $127.7 million Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles

Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:22 pm

The one at Lake George will be most welcome!
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