Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a proposal to promote electric vehicle use in New York. 

The proposal would promote electric vehicle use through the construction of 500 new workplace charging stations. Creating an expansive network is key to increase adoption of zero-smitting electric vehicles.

Governor Cuomo said:

New York has adopted one of the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction policies in the nation, and these continued investments in infrastructure supporting zero emission vehicles is one more way to help reach these goals, reduce our carbon footprint and combat climate change. Additionally, increasing the availability of charging stations on the Thruway will help ensure their availability in virtually every corner of the New York.

Currently there are only four existing charging stations along the 570 mile Thruway. With the new proposal, the Thruway Authority will install 69 new plug-in electric vehicle charging stations along the Thruway.

This commitment will increase the amount of publicly accessible charging staions by 50 percent statewide and expands coverage along the system. This action also supports Governor Cuomo's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 from 1990 levels.