Lower Hudson Valley Warming Up To Electric Cars
LoHud is reporting the following electric vehicle information:
“The number of electric cars and the charging stations that serve them is growing, and it’s picking up faster in the Lower Hudson Valley than almost anywhere else in the state.”
According to the New York Power Authority, the breakdown for plug-in vehicle sales in New York is as follows:
- New York State: ~ 10,000
- Westchester County: ~1,200
- Rockland County: 282
- Putnam County: 61
The 3 counties listed are all within the Lower Hudson Valley region.
“Of some 10,000 plug-in vehicles in New York, more than 1,500 are in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, according to the New York Power Authority.”
“The suburbs north of New York City and Long Island are the hottest areas in the state for electric vehicles, said Adam Ruder, program manager with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.”
“The incomes of folks in the Lower Hudson Valley are more in line with people who generally buy new cars and generally are going to buy cars with more technology in them,” Ruder said.
John Markowitz, manager of electric transportation with New York Power Authority stated:
“The 10,000 plug-in cars represent more than triple the 2,800 registered in the state at the end of 2012.”