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$31.6 million available to dramatically expand electric vehicle usage in New York

Staff Writer | February 8, 2019
New York is making up to $31.6 million available to ramp-up the expansion of electric vehicle fast charging stations.
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Empire State   The plan was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission
The plan approved by the New York State Public Service Commission will leverage existing New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and New York Power Authority funds to spur the private-sector development of much-needed fast-charging infrastructure to support the goal of 800,000 zero-emission vehicles in New York by 2025 — representing nearly one out of every ten vehicles on the road.

Under this plan, nearly 1,075 new, publicly accessible fast-charging stations will be eligible for annual incentives with a maximum statewide cost of $31.6 million.

These fast-charging stations will provide greater convenience for EV owners and will be able to charge a long-range EV in 20 minutes as compared to the 20 hours using a typical home charger, or 4 to 8 hours using a level-two charger.

New York's holistic commitment to the expansion of clean transportation options is positioning the State as a national leader in EV deployment and the continued technological advancement of charging infrastructure.

Initiatives and programs are already underway seeking to achieve Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Charge NY goal of 10,000 EV charging stations by the end of 2021 and 800,000 zero emission vehicles by 2025.