A new electric vehicle charging station has been installed at the Manchester exit along the New York State Thruway.
Others are located in New Paltz, Catskill, and Pembroke.
“Strategically placing charging stations in park-and-ride lots along New York State’s most traveled highway will maximize use by commuters who take advantage of public transportation and help us achieve our goal of decreasing overall statewide carbon emissions 85% by 2050,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew Driscoll said.
The move is viewed as progress toward adapting as motorists choose electric over traditional combustion engines.
“Thruway commuters will now be able to park their electric vehicles and take public transportation or carpool to work and return to a fully-charged vehicle at the end of the day It’s a win-win, environmentally friendly investment that will benefit commuters and nearby communities,” Driscoll added.
The charging stations will fill a battery in 4-5 hours. Five more stations are planned in Amsterdam, Herkimer, Canastota, Liverpool, and Depew.
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