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Photos: People power clears way for eV power after storm in Scotia

Members of the Albany Capital District EV Drivers dig out  the Village of Scotia fueling station
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Members of the Albany Capital District EV Drivers dig out the Village of Scotia fueling station

SCOTIA — Members of the Albany Capital District EV Drivers are able to move mountains.

The group prides itself on driving electric vehicles (EV) and on Sunday several members banded together to move a small mountain of snow in front of three fueling stations in the Village of Scotia at 138 Mohawk Ave.

The group was alerted by a local EV Uber driver who got stuck attempting to charge his vehicle Saturday after Thursday’s winter Storm Gail dumped as much as 32 inches on the Capital Region.

The parking lot is adjacent to the Scotia Fire Department and shared with City View Church. It was cleared of the snowfall with the exception of the fueling stations.

Member Michael Kamm sent out an email to the members asking for help to clear the area and his call to arms was answered by several members arriving with shovels in their own electric vehicles.

With seven shovels in hand, the six parking spaces were cleared and made available for the public to utilize the DC fast charger and pair of LC chargers within 45 minutes.

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The DC Fast Charger and L2 electric fueling stations. STAN HUDY/STAFF WRITER

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The L2 electric vehicle chargers at the Village of Scotia parking lot at 138 Mohawk Avenue Sunday afternoon. STAN HUDY/STAFF WRITER

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A view of the plowed Village of Scotia parking lot at 138 Mohawk Avenue Sunday afternoon, the electric fueling stations in the background remained inaccessible. STAN HUDY/STAFF WRITER

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Members of the Albany Capital District EV Drivers dig out the Village of Scotia fueling station at 138 Mohawk Avenue Sunday afternoon. STAN HUDY/STAFF WRITER

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Portia Zwicker of Niskayuna attempts to reach an electric vehicle at the Village of Scotia fueling station at 138 Mohawk Avenue Sunday afternoon. STAN HUDY/STAFF WRITER

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Once shoveled out, several members of the Albany Capital District EV Drivers club were able to make a connection to the fueling station at the Village of Scotia at 138 Mohawk Avenue Sunday afternoon. STAN HUDY/STAFF WRITER

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