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An updated community plan for electric vehicle charging stations encompassing Oneida and Herkimer counties has been released, according to Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.

The goal of the electric vehicle (EV) plan is to recommend strategies to support current and future EV drivers traveling within the region and between regions of the state. The range of electric vehicles continues to improve every year and is rapidly approaching that of a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle using petroleum fuel.

“We all saw during the recent opening of Wolfspeed in Marcy that electric vehicles are an important part of the future of transportation nationwide and a key part of our economy in this county and region,” said Picente said in a statement. “We are committed to seeing all aspects of this industry grow and that includes preparing Oneida County to become a leader in upstate New York’s electric vehicle infrastructure.”

According to the county, additional charging stations are needed to facilitate travel over longer distances, support travel between counties and provide access to charging opportunities for lower-income households and owners of previous generations of vehicles. electrical.

Details

The plan identifies gaps where public infrastructure is not currently available in the region to support electric vehicle drivers and recommends the installation of charging stations at key locations to establish a comprehensive charging network. Additionally, this plan identifies various socio-economic, geographic, and educational resource barriers that may contribute to a reluctance to transition from an internal combustion engine vehicle to an electric vehicle.

Oneida County will also create an EV Dashboard that will show the public exactly where charging stations are; update in real time the progress of the installations of additional chargers and propose other measures to follow the progress of the construction of this infrastructure. The plan includes 67 electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot being built in conjunction with the Mohawk Valley Health System Wynn Hospital in downtown Utica, with the possibility of expanding up to 300.

“The plan outlines a 5-plus-year implementation timeline to meet this growing need,” said Oneida County Planning Commissioner James Genovese. “There are 14 concrete steps spread over the period that range from site-level planning, to installing stations, to improving signage and visibility around locations, as well as steps that will enable a continuous reassessment and community involvement.”

The multi-year implementation timeline includes: identifying stakeholders, site-level planning, and applying for federal and state funding for electric vehicle infrastructure in the first two years. During the second to fifth year of the plan, electric vehicle charging stations will be installed for approved sites as well as other related initiatives

After the fifth year of the plan, there will be reassessments of needs and equipment replacements for obsolete units. The electric vehicle charging station plan can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/3NgXOQH

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Jerry Green era of Tennessee basketball begins in Europe 1997 https://travelitalyhotel.com/jerry-green-era-of-tennessee-basketball-begins-in-europe-1997/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:06:43 +0000 https://travelitalyhotel.com/jerry-green-era-of-tennessee-basketball-begins-in-europe-1997/

I’m going to Europe. The planning sparked a mental slideshow of another trip to Europe 25 years ago.

Charles Hathaway and CJ Black pose alongside a fashionable Parisian with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop. Click on.

Vol basketball players, wearing drooping uniform shorts, attract a crowd of bikini-clad beauties to a beach on the French Riviera. Click on.

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Aaron Green looking for a McDonald’s. Click on.

The team bus leaving Florence, Italy, with Isiah Victor as the missing person. Click on.

Brandon Wharton, helmet over his ears, dressed in orange Flight gear, sits in the lobby of an elegant Italian hotel under a huge Renaissance painting. Click on.

It was the summer of 1997. Tennessee had a new basketball coach, Jerry Green. The new staff took a collection of players inherited from Kevin O’Neill and headed to Europe.

Jerry Green explains what he expects from a team practice November 2, 1998. Green resigned as Tennessee head coach after four seasons with an 89-36 record.

I must follow you. Everyone should take such a “work” trip. My dispatches were a mix of basketball and travelogue.

For two weeks I traveled on the team bus through France, Italy and Switzerland. John Wilkerson, the only other member of the media, was my roommate. Another busload of UT fans — including the indefatigable Russ McDonald of Memphis and the “3” signs he said he stole from Ole Miss — followed.