Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that he is providing $3.5 million in funding to help expand the use of electric vehicles.

The state is seeking proposals to develop strategies to expand the marketplace and use of electric vehicles, according to a news release. This initiative is part of the governor’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by the year 2030.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will be in charge of the solicitation of proposals for research projects showing the potential impact of electric vehicles on job growth, technical advances and the overall economy, according to a news release. Among the topics that could be considered are how to reduce the impact of charging vehicles on the electric grid, how the vehicles can be integrated into buildings to provide backup power and how to remotely manage electric vehicle charging at peak times.

For more information on how to apply, click HERE.

About 23,000 electric officials were registered in the state as of Nov. 1, according to state officials.

“Clean cars are the way of the future, and with a tremendous increase in the number of electric vehicles sold this year, it is clear New Yorkers support efforts to combat climate change,” Cuomo said in a news release. “Innovation is what drives New York and we are proud to incentivize the development of improved technologies that will create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future for all.”

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