Albany teams up with two distant counties on electric vehicle initiative

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New electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Albany County. They’ll be installed at six different locations throughout the county.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy also announced a new partnership with Suffolk and Westchester counties. The new shared services partnership will help the counties procure electric vehicles together. The agreement increases the combined purchasing power, and will drive down the costs associated with transitioning away from fossil fuel-powered fleets.

"The best thing we can do is not only address the issue of climate change, but to do it in a way that is cost-effective and protects taxpayers to the maximum extent possible," said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

Under the new partnership, all three counties say they will be able to transition to 100% electric fleets no later than 2030.