Where Are The Buses And Trucks?
The short version:
- NY has the most famous electrified transportation system in all of the U.S.A
- Although it is off to a good start, it still has a bigger greenhouse footprint in transportation than the U.S as a whole.
- NY has a new climate law that is going to help with that, with a white paper for sufficient charging infrastructure submitted in January.
- They have forgotten to include buses and trucks in this new law, which include diesel trucks, so not only money impact but health as well.
- It will cost them a lot if they don’t do it right and include large charging stations
- If they don’t do this right and cost the public their health.
So here is the deal… New York has this all-new climate law that has its transportation going to all-electric, but it has a big flaw……….They forgot to add trucks and busses in this big plan.
If they don’t add trucks and busses in this plan and white paper, it could have a huge impact on not only the greenhouse footprint but also the health of the public. New York has a huge opportunity here. They can’t exactly lead the nation because many other cities have already laid out plans, but they can make a strong statement for vehicle electrification in the public transportation area.
I hope that New York sees this flaw and fixes it before they have to spend huge resources on the outcome.