Governor Hochul announced a milestone for over 100 Evolve NY electric vehicle fast chargers installed

To complement Climate Week, Governor Kathy Hochhol announced today that more than 100 high-speed chargers have been installed across the state as part of the New York Energy Authority’s EVolve NY fast charging network for electric vehicles. The latest direct current fast chargers installed in downtown Riverhead and Commack in Suffolk County represent the first fast charging hubs for the EVolve NY network on Long Island, where nearly 30 percent of electric vehicle owners live in New York State. An additional fast charging station will be completed in Bridgehampton in October.

“With more than 100 Evolve NY high-speed chargers across the state, New York has established itself as a leader in developing clean transportation and reducing emissions from the transportation sector—the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the country,” Governor Hochul said. “The latest three Chargers coming to Long Island, which has more electric vehicle drivers than anywhere else in the state, represents our progress in building the infrastructure needed to support our transition to electric vehicles in the battle against climate change.”

The New York Energy Authority (NYPA) EVolve NY high-speed, open-access network has installed fast chargers at key locations along major travel corridors and in urban areas to make it easier for more New Yorkers to drive electric vehicles. Any battery-powered electric vehicle can be charged at the EVolve NY location in less than 20 minutes. Electric vehicles offer a cleaner mode of transportation that helps offset emissions from gas-powered vehicles and helps advance New York’s groundbreaking Climate Driving and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) goal to reduce carbon emissions by 85% by 2050.

Three New Long Island Locations Expand Express Freight Network

According to EvaluateNY, Long Island accounts for nearly 30 percent of electric vehicle ownership in New York with 32,090 vehicles on the road, a higher percentage than any other area in the state. More than 26 percent of the state’s 1,020 public and private DCFC fast charger outlets are located on Long Island. EVolve NY’s expansion into Long Island will provide greater access to electric vehicle charging for Long Island residents.

EVolve NY Chargers now operate a shopping mall at 656 Commack Road in Commack and a municipally owned parking lot at 209 East Ave. in Riverhead. Chargers are expected to open in the municipal area of ​​Bridgehampton at 99 School Street in late October. A total of 140 EVolve NY fast charging devices are expected to be available across the state by the end of the year.

Four DCFC chargers found in both the Riverhead and Commack can charge any model or EV to 80 percent in less than 20 minutes. Charging stations are equipped with quick-charge connectors that enable all electric vehicles, including Tesla vehicles equipped with an inverter, to connect. The Riverhead and Commack fast charger sets are operated by PSEG Long Island, on behalf of the Long Island Power Authority. Riverhead also has four public Tier 2 chargers, which can be used to charge during longer layovers. Commack Chargers are the first fast or Tier 2 chargers in the village.

The Riverhead charger installation—located downtown at 209 East Avenue—is a site identified by the State Department’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). The program relies on public and private investments to create vibrant downtown business districts. Riverhead is one of six cities to deploy EVolve NY chargers in coordination with the DRI program to make electric vehicle driving an easier option for more locals and all New Yorkers while supporting downtown economic development across the state. The multi-agency program, called DRIve EV Downtown, includes other DRI locations that have installed fast charging for electric vehicles, including Amsterdam (Montgomery County), Geneva (Ontario County), Middletown (Hudson Valley Orange County), Utica (Hudson Valley’s Orange County). Oneida), and Oswego (Oswego County).

New York Energy Authority interim president Justin E. Driscoll said, “As the number one mover in the electric vehicle charging space, NYPA is laying the groundwork in a rapidly growing industry, installing high-speed chargers across the state in a fast, technically intelligent, and cost-effective way. Over 100 chargers solidify the backbone of our statewide network. And it inspires more investment in our original goal of helping make travel along New York’s major travel corridors electric. The use of electric vehicles is growing on Long Island, and NYPA is proud to help make driving electric vehicles easier.”

New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez said, “This achievement represents the state’s leadership in making New York cleaner and greener. Decarbonizing downtown and investing in climate-friendly infrastructure is an important building block for downtown revitalization. New Yorkers are returning to a livelier downtown, redesigning and making it more resilient a DOS priority.”

Long Island Energy Authority CEO Thomas Falcone said, “Congratulations to NYPA on its achievement of 100 fast chargers for electric vehicles, as well as the launch of the first three EVolve NY fast chargers in Long Island. With electric vehicle chargers more readily available, public interest in the technology will increase and put us on the path to success in achieving our clean energy goals in New York. We look forward to continuing to work alongside our partners at NYPA to do everything we can to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles throughout our region through education and incentives.”

Riverhead Township Supervisor Yvette Aguilar said, “Charging stations, such as these EVolve fast chargers, help enhance the overall infrastructure of downtown Riverhead, which is critical to the overall revitalization and renewal of downtown. As more and more New Yorkers switch to electric vehicles, the availability of chargers will become These are undoubtedly more prevalent.”

Giovanni Palazzo, President and CEO of Electrify America said, “We are excited to celebrate the New York Energy Authority’s achievement of more than 100 chargers in its EVolve NY charging network. Through our ongoing collaboration, Electrify America helps NYPA advance electric vehicle mobility for everyone in New York State.”

Michael Fultz, Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at PSEG Long Island, said, “PSEG congratulates Long Island NYPA on this exciting achievement. We are pleased to work with NYPA to come up with a mutually agreed design to connect an EV fast charging station to the electrical grid to provide fast, reliable power to EV owners looking to get it quickly to charge their vehicles. Long Island has the highest percentage of Electric vehicles per total vehicle ownership in any area in New York State, and we are excited about additional EV stations coming to our area.”

Drive Electric Long Island President Marjaneh Issapour said: “Drive Electric Long Island commends NYPA for its Evolve NY Express Charging Program for making electric vehicle charging fast, affordable, and convenient here on Long Island and throughout New York. Our goal is to accelerate and encourage adoption of electric vehicles and additional charging infrastructure through advocacy, education and awareness.” The Evolve NY network makes this much easier and responds to the needs of Long Island EV drivers.With 30% of EVs on Long Island in NY State, our drivers definitely need more charging options.We are proud to celebrate the 100th EVolve stop here in Riverhead and add Commack and Bridgehampton to the network.”

New York State’s Developments in Clean Transportation
New York State aims to reach 850,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025, and all new passenger cars to be zero-emissions by 2035. New York is rapidly achieving these goals through a range of initiatives including EV Make Ready, EVolve NY and The Drive Clean Rebate, NYTVIP and Charge NY Incentive Program. These efforts contributed to a record increase in the number of electric vehicles sold in New York in 2021, bringing the total number of electric vehicles on the road as of September 2022 to more than 114,000, and the number of charging stations in the state to more than 10,000, including Level 2 and chargers. quick.

New York State’s Leading Statewide Climate Plan
New York State’s Leading Climate Agenda is the nation’s most aggressive climate and clean energy initiative, calling for an orderly and equitable transition to clean energy that creates jobs and continues to promote a green economy as New York State recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Embedded into law through the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York is on track to achieve its mandated goal of a zero-emissions electricity sector by 2040, including generating 70 percent of renewable energy by 2030, and achieving carbon neutrality at scale. Economy. It builds on New York’s unprecedented investment to ramp up clean energy including more than $35 billion in 120 large-scale regeneration and transportation projects across the state, $6.8 billion to reduce building emissions, $1.8 billion to expand solar power, and more than 1 A billion dollars to clean up. Transportation initiatives, and more than $1.6 billion in NY Green Bank commitments. Combined, these investments support approximately 158,000 jobs in New York’s clean energy sector in 2020, 2,100 percent growth in the distributed solar sector since 2011 and a commitment to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. Under the climate law, New York will Build on this progress and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, while ensuring that at least 35 percent with a target of 40 percent of the benefits of clean energy investments are directed to disadvantaged communities, and drive progress toward the state. The 2025 energy efficiency goal of reducing on-site energy consumption by 185 trillion BTUs from end-use energy savings.

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