New York will soon begin reaping rewards from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation kicking off a $5 billion construction project to build out a national network of electric vehicle charging stations. Of that amount, New York has been slated to get $175.4 million over 5 years for charging infrastructure construction – meaning less pollution, more jobs and cleaner air throughout the state.
“Building a national network of charging stations will mean less pollution and cleaner cars – and help for clean trucks and buses that may need to charge en route. This will expand the market for electric vehicles, encourage New Yorkers to drive electric vehicles, and facilitate truck and bus fleet electrification for businesses – all while reducing pollution and improving New York’s position as a clean energy leader.”
- Mary Barber, Director, State Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
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