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Tesla not backing down - fights New York's decision to exclude them from $31 million incentive program

August 09, 2019 1:13 PM | Joe Moore (Administrator)

New York wants more people to buy electric cars, so the state is offering incentives to companies to build more charging stations.

Tesla has sold hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles, more than its competitors, and the company has built a network of chargers to match.

But New York has cut Tesla out from a key incentive program for charging stations. Tesla argues that’s unfair — and now it's fighting the decision in court.

The state Public Service Commission's program makes up to $31.6 million available for 1,075 new fast-charging stations in public locations. The intent is to help the state meet its goals for getting consumers to switch to electric vehicles. The incentive is supposed to help blunt the costs charging station owners face when they use a lot of electricity in a short period of time.

Tesla, which has charging stations around the country at places like shopping malls, intended to get a piece of New York's incentives.

Continue reading the article over at Albany Business Review...


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