The City of Binghamton has taken another step towards a greener future.
Mayor Rich David unveiled the city’s first two zero-emission electric cars.
The two 2019 Nissan Leafs are fully electric and have a range of 150 miles before needing to be recharged.
The vehicles will be used by the planning department which includes zoning and code enforcement, for primarily travel around the city.
David says this is another way of showing that Binghamton is committed to leading the charge in green energy.
“Really this is the latest initiative that highlights the city’s leadership with regards to clean energy initiatives and sustainable projects. It’s something that we’re very proud of and committed to advancing projects that save money and are good for the environment.”
The total cost of the 2 cars was a little over $53,000.
A $50,000 grant from NYSERDA covered a majority of the cost while a rebate from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation took care of the rest.