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Ryan highlights electric vehicle infrastructure investments for Western New York


Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm

Two 61st District towns among 8 municipalities receiving funding through DEC Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant

On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced the Town of Amherst and the Town of Grand Island are among eight municipalities in Western New York – and 70 statewide – receiving state grants to improve their public electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The grants are part of $8.38 million in total funding for the 2022 round of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Municipal Zero-Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Grant program.

Grand Island will receive more than $50,000 to fund the installation of four level 2 charging ports. Amherst will receive more than $470,000 to support the installation of 14 level 2 charging ports and one direct current fast charger pedestal. It is the fifth-highest allocation being made to any municipality in this round of funding.

Other Western New York municipalities receiving grants in this round of funding include the City of Olean, the towns of Eden and West Seneca, and the villages of Hamburg, Lancaster and South Dayton.

More information about the DEC Municipal ZEV Infrastructure Grant program, as well as municipal ZEV rebates, is available on the DEC’s website.

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