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Electric Vehicle Website for Capital Region

Site offers accessible information about Electric Vehicles for consumers, employers, fleets and electricians

Albany, N.Y., June 18, 2013 —Capital District Clean Communities (CDCC) announced today the launch of a new website to educate the public about Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the Capital District. CDCC is hosted by the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. The new website offers comprehensive EV information for consumers, employers, fleet managers, electricians, and municipalities. The website is a part of CDCC’s Get Charged in the Capital Region initiative which aims to promote EV-readiness in the Capital Region. The website can be visited at http://www.nycapitalregionev.com/.   

“Electric vehicles are becoming more and more efficient, every auto maker either makes an electric vehicle now, or will be offering an electric vehicle in the near future, and the demand for EV information is constantly increasing” said Michael Franchini, the Executive Director of CDTC. “This new website is a great resource for consumers, vendors, and municipalities which will answer all their questions and pique their interest.”

The CDCC was formed in 1999 to support local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. The Capital District provides substantial opportunities for the expansion of the alternative fuel marketplace, particularly with the large vehicle fleets that operate in the area. The CDCC provides educational opportunities and resources on alternative fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas and propane and advanced vehicle technologies such as plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles. The CDCC has over 85 stakeholders from over 65 different businesses, agencies and organizations that recognize the need to transition to alternative fuels to reduce our country’s dependence on imported oil.

Get Charged in the Capital Region is an extension of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network’s work and in line with the President’s EV Everywhere Challenge announced in 2012. The goal focuses on the U.S. becoming the first nation in the world to produce plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that are as affordable as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles are for the average American family within the next ten years.

For more information, contact: Jen Ceponis, 518-458-2161, [email protected]