News Electric car charging station expansion coming to New York, Gov. Cuomo says Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged Sunday to add more electric car charging stations, planning to install 69 stations throughout the New York Thruway. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images/STAN HONDA By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 January 8, 2017 6:01 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to see less exhaust and more electricity on the roads. He announced a goal Sunday to create more charging stations on New York roads and committed to installing 69 of them throughout the New York Thruway. The 570-mile highway only has four charging stations for electric car drivers, who would be forced to exit to find a station during long trips. Cuomo said a stronger infrastructure for these vehicles will lead to a higher adoption rate among drivers and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There were 2,600 electric cars registered in New York state last year, according to the DMV. Cuomo’s office said it is also working on an incentive program to get more businesses to install stations in their parking lots. In November, the City Council voted on a pilot program to install public charging stations throughout the city. Twenty-five chargers are slated to be installed for the pilot. By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.