There is some good news for some vehicle owners here in New York State as it has been announced that $34 million is being used to help add more charging stations across the state.

The issue that most have when considering an electric vehicle is two fold. Where can I charge it? Will it stand up to the weather we get here in New York State. It was nearly a year ago that the city of Buffalo, New York was pelted with a blizzard. Imagine being stuck somewhere in a blizzard with a limited battery life.

The Governor of New York State announced this week that it will soon be easier on some of the major routes to find a place to charge.

Kathy Hochul announced the Federal Highway Administration has signed off on her plan to use 34-million dollars from National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program Funds.

New York is receiving $37.4 million in federal funds to supercharge our electric vehicle charging network. Get ready to amp up your next road trip!

Those who drive a bigger car, or even a pickup truck, have to wonder what the future holds for them? As New York State goes toward eliminating the reliance on fossil fuels, it may mean the end of the road for heavy duty trucks. States across the country are starting to limit what parts you can buy for various vehicles.

From pulling a boat or camper, to plowing snow and hauling big equipment, there are some situations that require the power of an HD pickup. Even a medium duty truck like an F150 or Chevy or Ram 1500 would do in some cases. New York State has specifically targeted these trucks and the days of them being fueled by a gas or diesel v-8 engine are coming to an end.

In an effort to become less dependent on combustion engines and fossil fuels, New York State has announced that it will phase out the sale of new trucks that are powered by these combustion engines.

By the 2035 model year, at least 55 percent of all new Class 2b-3 pickup trucks and vans, 75 percent of all new Class 4-8 trucks, and 40 percent of all new Class 7-8 tractors sold in New York State will be zero-emission. The proposed regulation provides medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturers with several compliance options and would require a one-time reporting from applicable truck fleets.

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