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County Unveils Electric Vehicle Fleet, Charging Stations

nd other officials with new electric cars at Albany TU Center.
Albany County Executive's Office
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and other officials with new electric cars at Albany TU Center.

Albany County has broadened its effort to become the "greenest" in New York.

Officials gathered Friday at the Times Union Center in downtown Albany to unveil a fleet of four state-of-the-art, fully electric vehicles for municipal use along with Level 2 charging stations for municipal and public use, funded by a $250,000 grant from NYSERDA.

The stations were installed on the first floor of the TU Center Parking Garage and additional stations for public use are located on the second and third floors with designated parking spaces and free charging for up to one year.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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