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Electric Vehicles

Lead the Charge!

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Electric cars can be extremely economical in fuel consumption

Driving an electric vehicle is a great way to save money and fight climate change. Here are just some of the reasons why thousands of New Yorkers have already made the switch and are driving electric:

  • They are fun to drive. Electric motors give you instant and smooth acceleration.
  • They can save you money. Electric vehicles offer significant savings on maintenance and fuel, and consumer incentives lower the purchase price.
  • They help fight climate change. With significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline or diesel powered vehicles.
  • It's easier than ever to find a place to plug-in. There are already over 1,000 public charging stations in New York with more coming online regularly.

You can use the resources below to help you learn more about how to choose the electric vehicle that is right for you and join the thousands of New Yorkers who are driving electric!

Electric Vehicle Resources:

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You may find a number of charging stations in
and around many communities in New York State

All links below leave DEC's website.

  • NYSERDA's ChargeNY Website:
    Offers consumer information on electric vehicles, including the basics on how to drive electric and consumer incentives.
  • EV Calculator:
    Allows you to compare costs between your current gasoline vehicle and an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
  • Plugshare:
    Explore the public charging infrastructure in your region with Plugshare. Also available as an app for use on the go.
  •'s electric vehicle page:
    Learn about the battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that are available today.

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    Albany, NY 12233

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