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About 360 electric car chargers will soon be installed in New York.

 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that the hybrid charging stations will be part of 3,000 stations he hopes to install within five years.

 

The chargers will be in 36 parking lots and other transportation hubs, including many in New York City.

 

Cuomo said he hopes the chargers will inspire New Yorkers to use electric vehicles.

“New York is leading the way toward an electric vehicle future,” he said.