New York is announcing that it will double the number of electric vehicle charging stations in the state. The energy commissioner hopes to encourage drivers to turn to clean energy.
Access to a charging station remains a major obstacle that prevents consumers from acquiring an electric car.
If all goes well, electric car users will soon have access to 64 charging stations throughout the state.
The state offers a range of incentives to encourage consumers to purchase a clean energy car.
For example, a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of an electric car or a $6,000 rebate for a hydrogen car.
There is also a help program for installing a charging station at home.
There are approximately 22000 electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles in New York. The state ranks second in US- after California – for the number of clean cars, according to the non-profit organization Plug.