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Car charging sites wave of the future

Rick Lipinskas of Albany plugs his Chevy Volt into a charging unit Thursday at the Price Chopper supermarket in Niskayuna.
Rick Lipinskas of Albany plugs his Chevy Volt into a charging unit Thursday at the Price Chopper supermarket in Niskayuna.
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Three new electric vehicle charging stations officially went on line Thursday morning at the Price Chopper in Niskayuna, part of an effort by the company to provide a convenience for those with electric cars and a larger effort by the state to encourage electric car adoption. The three new stations are at the Balltown Road Price Chopper, with more stores in the region expected to offer the service in the near future. “This station,” Price ...

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bitjockey
April 26, 2013
8:44 a.m.

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Just what we need; a less efficient way to burn fossil fuels. Meh...

Adarondax
April 26, 2013
11:36 a.m.

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Most of the electricity used in upstate New York comes from hydro-power or domestic natural gas. Running a car on commercially-produced electricity is much cleaner and cheaper than burning gasoline in an internal combustion engine. Many EV owners have added solar panels at home so driving an EV is essentially free.

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