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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed an executive order on Monday promising to convert all county-owned vehicles to electric by 2030.

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A patchwork of states have joined in an effort to modernize transportation along the East Coast and reduce gas emissions that contribute to climate change. This Transportation and Climate Initiative would also bring more electric vehicles (EVs) to New England roads and changes to the region’s power grid.

Greater Bridgeport Electric Bus
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Connecticut’s first battery-powered electric buses are going into service in the state’s largest city. Two battery-powered electric buses are entering service as part of Greater Bridgeport Transit’s fleet.

Garrett Eucalitto is with the Connecticut Department of Transportation. He said cities like Bridgeport face higher asthma rates because of air pollution from so many cars and buses.

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Connecticut’s electric utilities have assured state regulators that they have the capacity needed to help Connecticut meet its goal of 125,000 electric vehicles in the next five years.

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The electric car company Tesla has convinced a handful of prime states, including Massachusetts and New York, to exempt it from laws that require car companies to sell through dealerships.