New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
(212) 361-6350, Ext. 206
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2021
Shachar Sharon, email@example.com
NYLCVEF Unveils Fact Sheet on Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety
Fact Sheet Combats Myths Associated with EVs
New York, N.Y. – The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) is on a mission to encourage New Yorkers to make their next car an electric vehicle (EV). As part of their public awareness campaign on EVs, Plug It In, NY, they released the first of a series of fact sheets to encourage New Yorkers to make an EV their next vehicle. This first fact sheet dispels myths about charging range which many associate with EVs, known as range anxiety. This fear that an EV will run out of charge before getting to a destination, leaving the driver stranded, may discourage New Yorkers from going electric. As of January 2020, only 45,000 EVs had been purchased by New Yorkers.
The fact sheet explains why EVs can be driven for days before needing to recharge, that charging can be quick and inexpensive, and that charging stations are becoming increasingly common. It also highlights a few testimonies from EV drivers about their range and charging experiences. Transportation is the leading contributor to climate change in the state and NYLCVEF is prioritizing policies that encourage low-emission transportation, like EVs, as a vital way to protect the environment.
Julie Tighe, President of NYLCVEF, said, “We can’t combat climate change without addressing transportation. Going electric is one of the best ways New Yorkers can fight climate change. This fact sheet shows that charging is easy and becoming more available around our communities. We hope to encourage more New Yorkers to make their next car an EV while allaying potential fears about range.”
The Plug It In, NY campaign is generously sponsored by Electrify America through its EV education initiative called Normal Now.
The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund engages and educates New Yorkers on environmental issues and the environmental decision-making processes at the local, regional, state and federal levels. NYLCVEF fosters open, nonpartisan discussion on environmental policy and empowers New Yorkers to be effective advocates on behalf of the environment. Visit www.nylcvef.orgfor more information.