Ten awards, totalling 85 million USD have been awarded as part of the New York Clean Transportation Prizes programme, which aims to enhance clean transportation, improve mobility options and reduce harmful emissions through innovative transportation solutions.
This second phase of the programme follows the initial 3 million USD that was awarded to 17 finalists under phase one in January 2022 to develop their proposals. Updated proposals were then submitted under phase 2 and considered for grand prize selection.
Three prizes of 10 million USD each were awarded to projects that address air pollution reduction in underserved communities:
Four prizes of 7 million USD each were awarded to projects that demonstrate electric mobility options to solve the needs of underserved communities:
Three prizes of 8 million USD each were awarded to projects that demonstrate electrified solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles:
“I am proud to be providing the most significant investment yet in clean transportation for historically underserved communities in New York State. Improving access to clean mobility options, electrifying trucks and buses, and supporting projects that reduce air pollution modernises the way residents and visitors access community services, recreation, and work opportunities while creating jobs, improving health, and reducing the impacts of climate change.”
This funding is administered by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority in partnership with the New York State Department of Public Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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