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Clean commuting

The New York Power Authority is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. to give metropolitan commuters a clean transportation alternative. The "NYPA/Think Clean Commute" program aims to reduce air pollution as well as traffic congestion.

Ford is leasing the Think City electric vehicle (EV) to commuters in Westchester, Queens, Putnam, Nassau, Suffolk, and Rockland counties for $199 monthly. The participants can charge up at commuter train stations while they're at work. Also, participants can optionally install chargers at their homes.

Think City EV is a two-passenger vehicle with a range of approximately 50 miles and a top speed of 55 mph.

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