New York Governor Cuomo announces electric vehicle charging stations

Charge NY initiative to create up to 3,000 public charging stations.


* Columbia University, NYC, $41,000 -Four EV charging stations in two underground garages at the university. Stations will also be used as a teaching tool.

* EV Connect Inc., Albany, $275,000 - System deployment with reservation support and managed services for EV charging stations at 10 Hertz Local Edition rental car locations across New York State that offer electric vehicles for rent. Stations would also be open to the public.

* EVPass, Syracuse, $300,000 - Installation of 26 EV charging stations at retail shopping mall parking lots throughout New York State.

* Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition, Stony Brook, $200,000 - 10 EV charging stations at multifamily locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

* Town of Haverstraw, $78,000 - Four EV charging stations at town hall and park-and-ride lots.

* Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc., Melville, $1 million - 82 EV charging stations at multiple workplace locations throughout New York State that are interested in promoting electric vehicles.

* Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, $15,000 - Two EV charging stations within the medical center's parking garages accessible to employees and the public.

* MyFleetDept.com, Canandaigua, $72,000 - Three EV charging stations at the Rochester Institute of Technology campus to be available to students and staff.

* PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Division, Purchase, $350,000 - Installation of 20 EV charging stations at distribution centers in Albany and Rochester (10 per city) for the purpose of charging fleet vehicles.

* Sky View Ventures LLC, Port Chester, $250,000 - Install 20 EV charging stations at 10 hotels around the state.

This announcement is the second round of funding supported by NYSERDA for the installation of EV charging stations. Last June, Governor Cuomo announced awards of $4.4 million through NYSERDA to fund 325 charging stations around the state including those announced by NYPA today.

Through his Charge NY program, the Governor has proposed investing $50 million over the next five years to stimulate demand for EVs and investments in infrastructure, including funding from NYSERDA, NYPA and tax credits. In addition, the Governor has called for increasing the State's EV readiness through reforming regulations to facilitate EV charging, utility rate incentives, educating consumers about EVs, and demonstrating advanced EV technologies.

"This is an important effort that will lay the groundwork for a practical, sustainable infrastructure to support electric vehicles throughout New York State and is a classic example of the kinds of projects that EPRI and the utility industry have collaborated on for years to enable the use of electricity as a transportation fuel," said Mark Duvall, director of Electric Transportation at EPRI.

"Governor Cuomo's 'Charge NY' plan is an important step toward developing an infrastructure for clean plug-in vehicles in New York State," said Ashok Gupta, Director of Programs and a senior energy economist at NRDC. "Oil-free and low-carbon transportation is the way of the future and Governor Cuomo's efforts will help make that vision a reality."

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