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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Town Unveils Two More Electric Vehicles, Increasing Fleet of Energy Efficient Cars To 27

Supervisor Romaine plugging in new Electric Vehicles

Farmingville, NY -  On May 17, Supervisor Ed Romaine (pictured) stopped by the Town of Brookhaven Parks Administration building’s electric vehicle charging stations to inspect two new Chevrolet Bolt all-electric cars that have been added to the Town’s fleet. Currently, the fleet includes 3 all-electric and 24 hybrid vehicles. Electric vehicles are quieter, cleaner, and do not require the import and transport of fossil fuels. Along with the environmental benefits, electric cars have fewer moving parts, don’t require oil changes, and cost less to operate. Estimates indicate operating costs to be about 40-50% less for EVs compared to gas vehicles. The cars and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are part of Supervisor Romaine’s “Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Initiative,” a 5-year Capital Plan to achieve a 50% reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. The plan focuses on Town-owned Buildings and Facilities, Traffic Controls, Street Lights and Town Vehicles. Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations have also been installed at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai and the Moriches Bay Recreation Center.

Supervisor Romaine said, “I am proud to say that the Town of Brookhaven is leading the way to a more energy efficient fleet of vehicles that save money, conserve energy and are much better for the environment. We will continue to upgrade our fleet and I remain committed to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to lessen our carbon footprint.”

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One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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