Dealers Host EV Event for Lawmakers

By Staff Writer October 26, 2021 254

The 425 new-car dealers of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association hosted an Electric Vehicle Ride+Drive event at the association’s Education Center in Whitestone, Queens. The outdoor event was attended by more than 150 people including over 40 legislators, government officials, and policymakers with New York State DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder representing Gov. Kathy Hochul, and State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and GNYADA’s Labor Union partners. 

The event highlighted 18 electric cars -- that ranged in price from $32,000 to $100,000 and can travel from 100-300 miles on a single charge -- for the legislators to drive and talk with product specialists about. Its goal was to show off the electric vehicles that are being sold by local new car retailers and bring a wide range of interested groups together to the discuss the opportunities available in reaching the State’s goal of moving to all-electric vehicles by 2035. 

“Local franchise new-car dealers are the key to mass electric vehicle adoption. We have more than 55 models available in showrooms now and another 50 new models coming in the next two years. There is a great infrastructure in place with hundreds of community-based retailers who are ready to sell, service, and finance electric vehicles today,” said GNYADA president Mark Schienberg. 

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