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DEC Awards Over $560K To Municipalities For Zero-Emission Vehicles


The Department of Environment Conservation has announced the award of $567,500 dollars to multiple municipalities throughout New York State for the purchase and/or lease of zero-emission light and medium-duty fleet vehicles through the department’s Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle Rebate Program.

Tompkins County was one of the 10 municipalities that were part of the awards. The county was awarded $52,500 dollars towards seven battery electric vehicles.

“New York is leading the nation in reducing emissions and aggressively investing in clean transportation vehicles and infrastructure to help reach our climate goals,” said DEC Commissioner Seggos. “The ZEV Rebate Program is making it more affordable for communities to green their fleets and make the switch to cleaner vehicles, resulting in lower fuel costs for taxpayers. DEC is pleased to support municipalities in their efforts to transition municipal fleets to these clean alternatives.”

The funding was made possible through the State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).

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