AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Students at the University at Buffalo have a new place to charge their electric vehicles.
The north campus has a new charging station in front of Bissell Hall, the headquarters for University police.
A Public Affair Specialist for AAA, Steve Pacer says there are environmental benefits for using an electric car. "Less car emissions that are produced with an electric car versus a regular car that runs on gasoline," Pacer explains.
He says there are also financial incentives. "Gas is hovering somewhere around $3.80 you don't have that problem if you have an electric car. So depending on which way you look at it, it can be beneficial for a lot of people."
A spokesman from Paddock Chevrolet says, normally a charge for the Volt holds for 40 miles. On average, people can go 900 miles between fill ups.
Car dealers say the vehicle costs a little more in the beginning, but pays off in the end, especially now that more charging stations are popping up. "These things do exist here. We (AAA) have one in Clarence, one in Amherst, UB has some, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has some," Pacer says.
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State Police need your help finding the pickup truck driver who pinned a mother against her vehicle as she was loading her baby and young son into it and then fled the scene.
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The Mounted Patrol from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department is kicking off its annual Mounted for Meals food drive.