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9/10/20 |

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7/15/20 |

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4/15/20 |

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2/4/20 |

Long Island has fewer public chargers than other areas in the state, one of the key barriers to increasing electric vehicle ownership, according to a 2019 report from the nonprofit Drive Electric Long Island Coalition. Other barriers are a lack of awareness and cost.

There are 5.6 vehicles on the road for every Level 3 public charger statewide, while there are 267 vehicles per charger on Long Island.

“More EV infrastructure is needed to keep up with the growing number of electric vehicles and to help alleviate ‘range anxiety,’ ” which is the fear of running out of power, the... ›› read more

2/1/20 | Email Newsletter

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12/4/19 | Email Newsletter

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9/19/19 | Newsday
Jack Khzouz, CEO of NICE Bus, speaks Wednesday during the Sustainable Transportation Symposium at the Suffolk County Community College Grant Campus in Brentwood. Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

More and more Long Island communities are warming up to alternative transportation, from on-demand minibuses in Nassau to a bike-share program introduced in three Suffolk communities, experts said.

Areas across the Island, and nationwide, are experimenting with environmentally friendly transit options that reduce the use of personal vehicles in an effort to cut traffic, free up parking and slash air and greenhouse gas pollution. 

About 80 percent of Suffolk residents drive to work alone while the figure is 70 percent in Nassau, said Rosemary Mascali, co-chair of the Long... ›› read more

9/17/19 | Newsday
Jeff Wheeler, of Amityville, plugs in his Tesla Model 75S at the Tesla charging station at Country Pointe Plainview on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Of the 42,529 all-electric and electric hybrid vehicles registered in the state as of June, 30 percent were on Long Island, according to a report released this week by Drive Electric Long Island, a coalition of electric vehicle stakeholders.

The percentage is higher than Long Island’s percentage of all passenger vehicle registrations in the state — 22 percent of 8.8 million automobiles as of Sept. 3, according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles data.

“We attribute Long Island being the largest market for EVs based on our region having the most number of registered... ›› read more