White House lauds electric vehicle effort
The Obama administration on Thursday lauded Ulster County for its effort to electrify the county’s vehicle fleet.
Ulster was the only county in New York to be recognized by the administration in a press release announcing new federal actions designed to “accelerate the deployment of electrical vehicles and charging infrastructure,” including the designation of 48 electric vehicle charging corridors on federal highways.
Ulster County was recognized for its commitment to reduce GHG emissions from county government operations by 25 percent by 2025.
County Executive Michael Hein said he “couldn’t be more proud” that the county was recognized by the White House.
“For Ulster County to be the only New York county recognized, when you talk about the work that we’ve done to build an entire network of electric car charging stations to support an evolution of our fleet to alternative fuel vehicles, I couldn’t be more proud,” Hein said.
He noted that Ulster is the only county in the state that is net carbon neutral and gets 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources.