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Electric Vehicle Event Promotes Use Of Electric And Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles For Energy Security, The Environment And Economy

November 30, 2010

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Jessica Vom Steeg, an intern at the New York City & Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities, behind the wheel of the i MiEV, a new electric vehicle being introduced by Mitsubishi.  The five-door hatchback was one of several plug-in vehicles showcased on Nov. 30 outside the New York Power Authority’s White Plains Office as part of an EV workshop and “ride-and-drive” event for NYPA’s Westchester and New York City government customers and other interested parties.  The clean communities organization and NYPA are dedicated to accelerating the introduction of plug-in vehicles for reducing carbon emissions and enhancing energy security. NYPA has helped put on the road more than 1,200 electric-drive vehicles for its own vehicle fleet and those of its customers.

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An all-electric zero emission commercial truck—the Newton—manufactured by Smith Electric Vehicles was among the plug-in vehicles showcased on Nov. 30 outside the New York Power Authority’s White Plains office building as part of an EV workshop and “ride-and-drive” event.  NYPA’s government customers in Westchester and New York City and other interested parties were provided with information on the new generation of plug-in vehicles and measures for establishing the necessary electric-charging stations. NYPA has helped put more than 1,200 electric-drive vehicles on New York State roads.

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For more information, please contact: 
Michael Saltzman
(914) 390-8181
Michael.Saltzman@nypa.gov                                       

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