Eco-Friendly Cars at the New York Auto Show


In the spirit of Earth Month, the New York Auto Show is promoting the use of electric vehicles including PHEVs and EV’s.

New York Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Efforts
Seven states including NY, joined the “Drive Change, Drive Electric” campaign. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative is offering electric car buyers a Drive Clean Rebate up to $2,000 for new car purchases and leases. Combined with a Federal Tax Credit, drivers can save up to $7,500. With Con Edison’s SmartCharge NY, electric car owners in New York can also earn up to $500 annually for off-peak charging.
Through EVolve NY, New York Power Authority committed to invest $250 million dollars through 2025 on electric vehicle awareness, services, and infrastructures. EVolve NY’s goal is to create a convenient and accessible charging network.
NY Sanitation is promoting their trucks equipped with hybrid electric mechanical brooms that operate on biodiesel fuel made from soybeans at the New York Auto Show.
Benefits of Electric Cars
Electric cars are cleaner and save money on fuel and operating costs. They require less maintenance and fewer trips to the gas station. The 2020 Audi E-Tron is Audi’s first full electric car. This battery-powered crossover delivers an estimated 200 plus mile range.
The 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus is the world’s best selling electric car. It’s advanced aerodynamic design delivers a 226 mile range, equipped with a 62 kWh battery pack.
Subaru’s Environmental Progress
On Press Preview Day, Subaru used a display reminiscent of the landscapes in the movie Avatar, to unveil and commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Subaru Outback, the perfect vehicle for travel and adventure. 
President and Chief Executive Officer for Subaru of America, Thomas J. Doll, shared that they donated 68 million dollars to preserve the US National Parks through the Don’t Feel the Landfills initiative, to conserve the parks for future generations. Subaru is America’s first zero-landfill automaker, all waste is either recycled or reused. The 2020 Subaru Outback gets 33 miles per gallon and comes with a mobile app that includes a travel guide, maps, and news so no paper ends up in a landfill.
With so many green initiatives in play, it’s the perfect time to get plugged-in and go electric.

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