Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $250 million initiative on Thursday, which he says will expand electric car infrastructure across New York.
Cuomo says the program, Evolve NY will increase the number of charging stations across the state in key areas and will help make electric vehicles more user friendly.
"Electric vehicles started in Buffalo in 1902," said Lieutenant Governor and former Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul. "I'm proud of that history, and now we're moving away from gas vehicles again and toward the future of electric vehicles.
The program will also seek to create private sector partnerships through 2025.
According to the governor, the New York Power Authority will commit $40 million for the first phase.