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Albany County plans for all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030

Oct 06, 2021 4:30 am

The Times Union reports that on Oct. 5 Albany County officials unveiled a plan to switch to all electric vehicles by 2030. The plan has them partnering with Westchester and Suffolk counties, to combine their buying power as they replace their fleet of gas guzzlers. “Through this plan, all three counties will be able to transition to 100 percent electric fleets no later than 2030,” Albany County Executive Dan McCoy said. “Not only will we cut our emissions through this plan, we will also be cutting the price tag, which ultimately benefits our taxpayers. It’s my hope that more counties will partner with us, and this progress will encourage those in the private sector to follow suit.” Besides buying the cleaner vehicles, Albany County will also add seven new dual-port public charging stations at six different locations. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis right now,” said Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew C. Joyce. “We have an opportunity here through this partnership to be good stewards of the environment and to also save taxpayer dollars.” Read more about this story in the Times Union.