On Wednesday NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $4.4 million was awarded to ten companies and cities to help install at least 325 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across New York State. The initiative is a joint effort between the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. As electric vehicles continue to gain in popularity and become even more sleeker and functional, the increased availability of charging stations should help EVs gain consumer acceptance throughout New York.

Read the full story on Inhabitat, published earlier today.

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