Gladstein Neandross & Associates
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GNA electrification project selected for New York program

Feb. 25, 2022
The Electrify the Empire State: Empowering Zero Emission Solutions project aims to deploy 38 electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and supporting infrastructure in underserved communities in New York City and upstate New York.

The clean transportation project, Electrify the Empire State: Empowering Zero Emission Solutions, from Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) was selected to join the New York Clean Transportation Prizes program.

Designed to improve the quality of life in communities that are disproportionately impacted by emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, GNA’s Electrify the Empire State project aims to remove barriers to transportation electrification via inclusive community engagement, partnership development, and economic empowerment. 

As one of 17 projects announced by New York Governor Kathy Hochul through Phase One of competition, the project is eligible to compete for grand prizes under Phase Two. If selected for a grand prize, the project would support 38 electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MD/HDVs) in New York City and upstate New York to overcome fleet challenges and boost clean transportation in underserved communities.

GNA’s Electrify the Empire State project was selected as part of the Electric Truck & Bus Challenge and will receive a Phase One award package of up to $200,000, including a $100,000 planning grant for further proposal development, up to $50,000 in funding for community partners, and up to $50,000 of in-kind support from technical experts. 

“Electrify the Empire State is an exciting project developed with community input, to benefit the community, and we are pleased the project has been selected,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA). “We are passionate about supporting transitions to zero-emission transportation solutions, and we look forward to entering Phase Two.”

GNA and its project partners will be eligible to compete for one of three grand prizes up to $8 million under the Electric Truck & Bus Challenge. The grand prizes will be awarded to projects through Phase Two that demonstrate electrified solutions or deployment of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles. As selected project teams finalize their proposals, they will prepare for a pitch competition to be held this summer with winners expected to be announced in late summer 2022.

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