ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to make it easier for electric vehicles to be used throughout New York State.
On Friday the Governor announced a new program under Charge NY to accelerate the market adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and to make EV infrastructure easier to use and more economically viable in New York State. The Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program offers a total of $2 million to help fund research and demonstration projects related to electric vehicles.
The new demonstration program seeks applications from entities such as universities, research centers, and technology-based businesses and manufacturers conducting research in and development of EV technology. The program is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
According to the governor, the state would like to establish a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations over the next five years, saying this latest program will help to meet that goal.
Proposals for the Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program are due October 22. For more information on the Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program, visit www.nyserda.ny.gov/PON2755.