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Saratoga Springs Launches a Clean Energy Communities EV Campaign - EV Car Show April 13

SARATOGA SPRINGS —The City of Saratoga Springs is launching a Clean Energy Communities Electric Vehicle (EV) Campaign. 

The campaign will provide residents with information on the benefits of driving electric vehicles compared to conventional internal combustion engine cars. It will also connect them with the New York State Drive Clean Rebate program and purchase incentives available through the federal Inflation Reduction Act. 

Community partners for this campaign include Sustainable Saratoga, the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Skidmore’s Office of Sustainability, and the Capital Region Clean Energy Hub. 

The campaign will be supported by an EV Car Show which will take place at the Case Center on the campus of Skidmore College on April 13 as part of the Saratoga Sustainability Fair. Attendees will be able to view a variety of EV models, talk with car owners about what it’s like to own and drive an EV, and get information on state and federal purchase incentives. 

Saratoga Springs was recognized as a Clean Energy Community in 2018 after completing several high-impact clean energy actions and has earned $60,000 in match-free grant funding through the program. Successful completion of Tier 1 of the EV Campaign will earn the city an additional $5,000 in funding and 200 points toward more Clean Energy Community grants. 

Commissioner of Finance, Minita Sanghvi, brought forward a city council resolution in support of the campaign earlier this month. 

The city supports EV drivers by managing two publicly accessible dual port charging stations. One is located in the Woodlawn/Conley Way parking garage and the other can be found in the Woodlawn/ Walton Avenue Parking Deck. In addition, the City Center parking garage hosts a total of 8 DC fast charging stations that are part of the New York Power Authority’s Evolve NY program.

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