New York State will be installing more high-speed electric vehicle charging stations along the Thruway.

The $4.2 million expansion will allow electric car owners to drive the length of the highway without having to exit to re-charge.

The stations will be installed over the next two years.

The clean energy initiative will help the state achieve its goal of installing 10-thousand charging stations statewide by 2021.

The fast charging station expansion will enable more New Yorkers to take an active role in the Governor's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 by driving zero-emission vehicles.

"New York is a leader in the fight against climate change and by aggressively investing in clean transportation infrastructure, we are taking action to lower our carbon footprint," Governor Cuomo said. "By investing in the expansion of EV charging stations, this administration is working to reduce gas-powered vehicle emissions while making significant strides to establish a cleaner, greener New York for all."

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