Latimer unveils legislation to put electric charging stations at many Westchester-owned parking lots

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer unveiled new legislation that would require many county-owned parking lots to install electric charging stations.

He announced that $3 million in state funding will be awarded to the county to purchase clean fuel hybrid-electric buses.

In White Plains, the first electric car charging station was installed eight years ago. Now the city is up to 25 charging stations, which shows how the concept is growing. 

News 12 is told 10 to 20 garages and open parking lots are eligible for the upgrades. One being the Westchester County Center and two others being Saxon Woods and Maple Moor golf course.

"We do believe that there's an environmental crisis at hand and the actions we take now in 2020 are critical because by 2030, 2040, we may have a very different world on our hands if we don't," says Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

The county hopes to have over 100 stations installed at a cost of nearly $4,000 per terminal.

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