Electric Car Recharging Stations Unveiled

December 1, 2011 Updated Dec 1, 2011 at 7:46 PM EDT

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December 1, 2011 Updated Dec 1, 2011 at 7:46 PM EDT


BUFFALO (WKBW) - Mayor Byron Brown pulled up to the press conference in style, in a brand new Chevrolet Volt. He parked it in front of three of the 21 brand new electric car recharge stations on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which were unveiled today.

"Really being focused on environmental health being environmentally friendly, and this helps us to do that in the city of Buffalo," Mayor Brown said.

"This is a wonderful use of government money. It is taxpayer money so we thank all of you, but it has created a lot of jobs and it has displaced a lot of petroleum," Barry Carr of the US Department of Energy said.

The stations are free to use for people to charge up their electric vehicles, all in a pursuit of being green.

"This is a wonderful use of government money. It is taxpayer money so we thank all of you, but it has created a lot of jobs and it has displaced a lot of petroleum," Barry Carr of the US Department of Energy said.

But these recharging stations also put Buffalo on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to alternative fuels.

"This places Buffalo and Western New York on the map, in the forefront of the deployment of alternative fuels and alternative technologies," Linda Hardie of the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority said.

"But a lot of this is about doing the right thing and is about keeping the money in the United States and not sending it out of the country for fuel," Barry Carr added.