New York to provide new funding to promote electric vehicles

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$3.5 million in funding will be used to bring more momentum to clean transportation New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced some $3.5 million in funding available for research and development projects focused on clean transportation. This funding is meant to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, reduce the cost of new fueling and charging stations, and investigate ways that these fueling stations can be integrated into the state’s energy grid. Through the adoption of electric vehicles, New York aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. Electric…

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Plug Power to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cells in New York

New project to focus on viability of hydrogen fuel cells Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This funding will enable the company to demonstrate the capabilities of its hydrogen fuel cells and how these energy systems can be used to power transport refrigeration units and similar vehicles. These vehicles are widely used throughout the U.S. and are responsible for transporting perishable goods, but most rely on diesel for fuel. GenDrive…

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New hydrogen fuel station comes to New York

Hydrogen fuel station built in Ithaca A new hydrogen fuel station has been built in Ithaca, New York, that could help the U.S. move one step closer to actualizing a hydrogen economy. The concept of a hydrogen economy is decades old, having been hinted at by General Motors engineers in the 1970’s. The idea behind the concept is that hydrogen fuel will eventually replace oil in the transportation sector, as well as others, leading to a new energy economy that is based on hydrogen-centric technologies. Federal agency announces funding plan…

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New York launches new program to support electric vehicles

New program aims to support research of electric vehicles New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new initiative that aims to promote clean transportation throughout the state. The initiative is called the Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program and, as the name suggests, it is meant to showcase the economic and environmental benefits of low emission vehicles. The program aims to fund $2 million worth of clean transportation research. All forms of electric vehicles, including those powered by hydrogen fuel cells, will be supported by the new program. Charge NY…

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East Coast may soon be powered by hydrogen in wake of recent storms

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A series of unrelenting storms battering the East Coast may bring some good news for the hydrogen fuel industry. Recent storms have done a great deal of damage to the eastern U.S. power grid, causing widespread blackouts that are expected to linger into January of next year. In New York and Connecticut, officials are looking to incorporate hydrogen fuel cells as a way to fill the energy void. Given that Connecticut is home to the highest concentration of fuel cell manufacturers in the nation, the East Coast’s energy system may…

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