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Governor Cuomo: $70m available for electric cars, use that money

Staff Writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered remarks at the opening of the 2017 New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center in New York City.

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There, nearly 1,000 of the latest cutting-edge cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display.

At the event, the Governor reminded New Yorkers of the new $70 million electric car rebate and outreach initiative and encouraged clean and non-polluting electric car use to help reduce carbon emissions across the state.

All 30 electric vehicles available for purchase or lease in New York are being showcased at the New York Auto Show.

"As we work to reduce our state's carbon footprint and curb climate change, I encourage New Yorkers to consider electric vehicles and help take us a step closer to achieving our goal of reducing emissions 40 percent by 2030," Governor Cuomo said.

"Many of the cars showcased at this year's show support New York's commitment to provide a healthier, safer state for all, and I thank the Greater New York Auto Dealers Association for supporting new technologies that allow this industry to continue to grow, while advancing our efforts to protect our environment for future generations."

In an effort to support a cleaner, greener state, the Drive Clean rebates are available to all New York residents who buy eligible cars through participating new car dealers.

The Drive Clean Rebate program will help improve the transportation sector, which is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the New York State, and supports New York's goal to reduce emissions 40 percent by 2030.

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