PLATTSBURGH — With a $100,000 award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the Town of Plattsburgh is investing in projects aimed to deliver immediate and long-term energy and greenhouse gas emission savings.
The town earned the funding by qualifying as a Clean Energy Community, the first in Clinton County.
As part of that initiative, the town has added to its fleet a 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid.
The town paid $35,000 for the vehicle, known as a PHEV, or battery electric (EV) car, which has a 200-plus mile range and is being used as a staff commute vehicle.
"This will reduce fuel costs and save GHG emissions," Town Supervisor Michael Cashman said in a press release.
"The town will wrap the vehicle with the town logo and NYSERDA Clean Energy Community logo to help promote the mission to the greater public."
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