Making New York a Leader in EV Infrastructure
The New York Power Authority’s EVolve NY program’s vision: Make electric vehicles an affordable, convenient option and help provide New Yorkers with cleaner air. We’re working to make sure that whatever EV you’re driving, you’ll have public, easy-to-find options throughout the state for quickly recharging your vehicle.
The heart of $250 million EVolve NY program is:
- installing up to 800 new EV fast charging stations throughout the state by 2025
- locating chargers along the state’s major highway corridors, from north to south and from east to west
- positioning chargers often within just a few minutes of the exit
EV charging in New York State’s largest cities will be easier, too. EVolve NY will install fast charging hubs in New York City and the state's other largest cities. NYPA has already partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to install a new 10-port charging station at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, the largest public fast-charging station in the Northeast.
And to make EV ownership even more affordable, the state's Drive Clean Rebate offers a rebate of up to $2,000 for new EV purchases or leases.
EVolve NY FAQ
Yes, as long as the vehicle has fast charging capability (virtually every new, fully electric car is capable of fast charging, while plug-in hybrid cars that also have gas tanks tend not to be equipped with fast charging). Tesla vehicles can charge via their CHAdeMO port using an adapter (adapters are available at select charging locations).
Ultimately drivers will be able to travel all of New York State with confidence that a charging station is within 50 miles of their location, on average. Charging stations will be located:
- Along the state’s major highway corridors, usually within five minutes of the roadway exit
- In New York City, Yonkers, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo
Typically 15-30 minutes. The actual time depends on:
- How much charge there is in the battery
- How much charge you want to add to the battery
- The vehicle’s charging speed (older EV models generally charge at slower rates).
Let’s use an example with a hypothetical price of $0.35 per kWh (the standard unit of energy in your EV’s battery). The largest EV batteries on the market today are nearly 100 kWh. To charge a 100kWh battery from 0% to 100% would cost $35. To charge that same battery from 20% to 80% (80% charge is recommended to optimize battery health) would cost $21 ($0.35/kWh x 60% x 100 kWh =$21).
- Visa and Mastercard are accepted via chip insert
- American Express and Discover are accepted via swipe
- Mobile pay as well as on-line payment through various apps.
Each charging station has a phone number to call for 24/7 help in troubleshooting any charging or payment issues. Peace of mind and reliability are EVolve NY’s top priorities; if users cannot initiate charging themselves, the help line can remotely begin the charging session.
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