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All-electric car donated to park

Next time you see New York City Parks & Recreation employees driving around Flushing Meadows-Corona Park you might notice them cruising around on a different vehicle - an all-electric one at that.
Miles Rubin, Founder and Chair of Miles Electric Vehicles, donated a zero emissions, low-speed hatchback to the Unisphere Inc., a private, non-profit corporation formed in 2003 to help transform the park into a model for urban parks nationwide.
“We are getting to the tipping point; we have to do something now, not just talk about it,” Rubin said. “I want my grandchildren to live in a world free of pollution in a reasonable way.”
Rubin made the presentation to Assistant Queens Parks & Recreation Commissioner Estelle Cooper and Bruce Bendell, Chair of Unisphere Inc., and President of Major Automotive Companies, Inc., on Monday, November 12.
The all-electric car, which costs about $17,000, can travel for roughly 60 miles before being it needs to be recharged, according to Rubin. In addition to the car, Rubin said that the company plans to come out with a truck soon.
Meanwhile, Bendell said that Major Automotive, which is the exclusive distributor of Miles Electric Vehicles in New York City, believed it was the perfect time to get involved in this venture in order to help the environment.
“We take pride in being pioneers, and if any city in the country should be doing this, it should be New York City,” Bendell said.
In addition to parks, Miles believes that hospitals, universities, prisons and even country clubs could benefit from using these all-electric vehicles.
“There has to be a change somewhere,” Rubin said. “We are going to try to save the environment - one car at a time.”

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