Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that 12 new electric vehicle fast chargers have been deployed along major travel routes from Southern Tier to western New York. The new charger will make his one of New York state’s “fast-charging deserts” more accessible for his EVs, providing more convenient charging opportunities throughout the state. New fast-charging site installations led by the New York Power Authority currently include Jamestown, Salamanca and Bath, with Olean, Friendship, Castle Creek and Hancock soon to support more convenient and accessible EV travel. It will be added. Along Interstate 86 and U.S. Route 17 between Hudson Valley and Lake Erie. New York state’s investment in fast-charging infrastructure is furthering its ambitious plans to transition to cleaner transportation and reduce climate-causing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
“New York State is moving toward a greener and cleaner future by making electric vehicles more accessible to everyone.” Governor Hochul said. “These new charging stations are located along one of the busiest corridors in the South and are critical in encouraging drivers in the South and West New York to transition to greener vehicles. ”
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), through its EVolve NY program, maintains New York State’s largest open-access fast-charging network, with more than 100 ports in 30 locations along major travel routes, and EVs in New York. We are helping drivers to charge their batteries reliably. No need to worry about running out of battery. The program aims to end the “fast charging desert” and promote the development of a public charging infrastructure that is accessible to all New Yorkers and travelers.
Justin E. Driscoll, interim president and CEO of the New York Power Authority, said: “Electric vehicles are more efficient, have lower operating costs, and are important in reducing air pollutants from the transportation sector. Our EVolve NY program has made great strides in installing more charging hubs and will continue our industry-leading efforts through 2023. increase.”
New Fast Charger Sites – Jamestown, Salamanca, Bath
The City of Jamestown in Chautauqua County recently expanded its charging stations in New York with the installation of chargers with support from the Volkswagen Reconciliation Fund of the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEC). The utility operates four ChargePoint DC fast chargers, two on West 2nd Street and North Main Street and two on East 4th Street and Prendergast Avenue.
Jamestown Mayor Edward Sandquist said: “Our downtown area quick chargers help attract visitors to Jamestown and give them the opportunity to see all that our city has to offer. We are thrilled that Jamestown BPU, a utility, will power these chargers.We are planning the future of electrification and Jamestown is at the forefront as a public power provider. .”
EVolve NY’s two new sites now operate in a public lot in the City of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County (768 Broad St.) and in a municipal parking lot in the town of Bath, Stuben County (15 E. William St.) . Chargers have previously been installed at a Mirabit convenience store in Binghamton, Bloom County, a shopping center in Liberty, Sullivan County, and a municipal parking lot in Middletown, Orange County. Plans are underway for 12 more ports at Olean, Cataraugas. Castle Creek County in Bloom County and Friendship County in Allegany County. The town of Hancock in Delaware County will host the largest open access fast charging hub in the Southern Tier region with eight charging ports due for completion later this month. Additional sites, scheduled to be built in the spring, will traverse primarily rural areas adjacent to Interstate 86 and U.S. Route 17.
See the site on the map here.
Sandra L. Majiela, Mayor of Salamanca, said: “The new Evolve NY fast-charging station opened in the city of Salamanca this summer using funding from the New York Power Authority. We are grateful for this funding opportunity and proud to have an EV charging station in an easily accessible location in our city. I look forward to working with Governor Hochul to create a zero-emissions environment for everyone who lives, works, plays and prays in Salamanca.”
The new DC fast charger can charge almost any make and model of EV’s battery capacity in just 20 minutes. Charging stations on the Shell Recharge or Electrify America network are equipped with fast-charging connectors (combined charging systems rated up to 150 kW and CHAdeMO connectors rated up to 100 kW), so all electric vehicles, including Tesla vehicles, , adapter, plug in.
New York State EV Charging Infrastructure Initiative
Governor Ho-Chol recently called for major regulatory action requiring all new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York state to be zero-emission by 2035. same year. Proposing draft regulations is an important step to further electrify the transportation sector and help New York meet his climate mandate to reduce greenhouse gases by 85% by 2050.
New York City is investing more than $1 billion in zero-emission cars and trucks over the next five years. Aggressive light vehicle initiatives include rebates on zero-emission vehicle purchases through the New York State Department of Energy Research and Development’s Drive Clean Rebate Program, zero-emission vehicle and charging infrastructure grants through DEC’s Climate Smart Communities Municipal Grant Program, and The EV Make Ready initiative, the NYPA’s EVolve NY program, and the Department of Transportation’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program will help expand the use of EVs.
New York State will see a record increase in the number of EVs sold in 2021, with the total number of EVs on the road reaching nearly 120,000, and the number of charging stations in the state, including Level 2 and fast chargers. Over 10,000. Increased EV sales will help the state meet aggressive clean energy goals as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Communities Conservation Act. The goal is to have 850,000 zero-emission vehicles in New York by 2025.
According to the US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, New York State has 1,087 public fast chargers in 252 locations, with speeds ranging from 25kW to 350kW and charging times varying. 600+ are Tesla specific chargers.
EV owners can use smartphone apps such as Shell Recharge, Electrify America, PlugShare, ChargeHub, ChargeWay, EV Connect, ChargePoint, Google Maps, or the US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center to find public chargers. I can. Click here for a map showing EVolve NY chargers. Please note that EVolve chargers work with Electrify America and Shell Recharge networks. Billing by credit card is possible. No subscription or membership required.
New York state’s national climate plan
New York State’s Nationally-Led Climate Change Agenda, the most aggressive climate and clean energy initiative in the nation, will continue to create jobs and promote a green economy as New York State recovers from COVID-19. calls for an orderly and just transition to Pandemic. Carved into law through the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York will meet the mandated targets for a zero-emission power sector by 2040, including 70% renewable energy generation by 2030, and contribute to the economy as a whole. We are on the road to achieving carbon neutrality. Statewide, over $35 billion in 120 large renewable and transmission projects, $6.8 billion in building emissions reductions, $1.8 billion in solar scaling and over $1 billion in clean energy. Building on New York’s unprecedented investment to boost clean energy, including More than $1.6 billion in transportation initiatives, and NY Green Bank commitments. Together, these investments will create more than 165,000 jobs in New York’s clean energy sector in 2021, 2,100% growth in the distributed solar sector since 2011, and 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. Underpinning our commitment to develop. Based on this progress, we aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% from 1990 levels by 2050, while at the same time penalizing at least 35% of the return on clean energy investments with a target of 40%. The state’s 2025 energy efficiency goal is to reduce on-site energy consumption by 185 trillion BTU of end-use energy savings.