New York Governor Arrives In Dodge Demon To Deliver Electric Car Speech

7 months ago by Steven Loveday 29

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If only New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority would have planned ahead and secured an EV …

New York is pushing EV adoption hard with its new rebate, so governor Andrew Cuomo was delivered to the recent New York Auto Show via a Tesla Model S P100D … only in our dreams, of course.

In reality he arrived doing a burnout in a Dodge Demon.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYERSDA) stated that 30 electrified models are sold in New York and are eligible for the state’s new rebate. The organization’s Vision Statement says:

“Serve as a catalyst — advancing energy innovation, technology, and investment; transforming New York’s economy; and empowering people to choose clean and efficient energy as part of their everyday lives.”

Doing A Burnout Too

The Drive Clean Rebate program is good for up to $2,000 on the purchase of qualifying electric vehicles and plug-ins. It is available statewide, however is based on dealer participation. The dealers must simply enroll in the program, and everything should be all set.

Cuomo has publicly supported the Drive Clean Rebate. He spoke to the media upon making a guest appearance at the New York Auto Show in Manhattan. He shared:

“I encourage New Yorkers to consider electric vehicles and help take us a step closer to achieving our goal of reducing emissions 40% by 2030. The technology and that innovation is very important for the industry as well as for society.”

He also shared with the press that New York is offering a total of $55 million in rebates through the program. The state is using another $15 million just for consumer advocacy and education, along with adding charging infrastructure. New York is currently home to 1,600 public charging stations. Cuomo continued:

“We want to accelerate the transition into those vehicles.”

All of this is outstanding for the growth of the segment. However, it’s sad that Cuomo and NYERSDA didn’t think ahead and plan for the governor to be delivered to the event via an EV. Instead, he showed up in the gas-guzzling Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The epitomal ICE competition to the Tesla Model S P100D’s acceleration stats.

Obviously, the press and onlookers didn’t think to put two and two together, and call the governor out for this choice. Maybe next time someone will think this through.

Source: Teslarati

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29 responses to "New York Governor Arrives In Dodge Demon To Deliver Electric Car Speech"

  1. John says:

    Wow. That’s just….dumb.

    1. Mike says:

      Typical hypocritical Liberal

      1. CLIVE says:

        He is correct !

      2. Star Trek Nerd says:

        Uninformed and out of touch machismo has nothing to do with liberalism. In fact it usually takes on the form of a mysoginistoc conservative.

        Perhaps it’s just Cuomo’s mid life crisis. Or he has a small penis.

        1. Rick Danger says:

          Nerd is correct!

      3. Klaus says:

        Typical hypocritical *politician

        *Fixed that for ya

  2. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    “$15 million just for consumer advocacy and education”

    These always crack me up. Basically just a waste of money. Nothing will be advertised to “educate” anyone.

  3. pjwood1 says:

    Mario’s kid.

    1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

      Mario Kart

    2. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven says:

      It’s an open secret that Mario has been burnishing his green credentials as governor of NY to lay the groundwork for his presidential bid in next election.

      1. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven says:

        Another open secret is that Hillary is eyeing a resurrection of her political career with a return to politics as the next mayor or NYC. 🙁

        Hillary and Bill Clinton are also grooming Chelsea for a NY congressional seat in the next election.

        1. CLIVE says:

          Hillary needs to learn how to dress first.

          Might as well be a fricking librarian.

          1. Mark.ca says:

            Yeah, sure…..dressing is her problem.

            1. sven ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ says:

              Actually, it was Bill who had a “dress” problem. IIRC, it was a DNA-stained blue dress owned by a 22-year-old intern. 😀

        2. AlphaEdge says:

          Funds are getting low at the Clinton Foundation (slush fund). They need more donors, and can only do that, if they are in positions of power.

  4. He seems to be a real joker.

  5. Joshua Burstyn says:

    Wow. Seems like he’s wasting his time if he doesn’t really believe in the cause.

    1. CLIVE says:

      He is a complete clown, and not much more.

  6. SparkEV says:

    The other way to look at it, Fiat probably thought they’d get some free ad time from Cuomo, but he endorsed EV, something FCA doesn’t sell in NY.

    1. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven says:

      You’re forgetting about the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV.

      1. SparkEV says:

        I didn’t forget. I don’t use the “E” with PHV.

        1. G2 says:

          Don’t you mean the ‘H’?

  7. Mister G says:

    Well at least he’s not a global warming denier like Florida governor Rick Scott.

  8. Michael says:

    If only he had driven into the venue and left it idling on stage as he gave his presentation.

  9. Rick Danger says:

    Shame a P100D didn’t show up and challenge him to a drag race.

    1. Aaron says:

      Remember the one-off Dodge Demon should be able to beat a P100D.

  10. J P DeCaen says:

    Unreal.

  11. G2 says:

    Perhaps, in this instance, he should be congratualted for what policy he is supporting, rather than what he is driving.

    1. Kubel says:

      No, he should be rediculed for being a hypocritical do as I say not as I do politician.