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Four Reasons Driving an EV is AwesomeDriving an electric vehicle makes more sense for more people with each passing year.Read More
02 / 04
EV Charging 101What you need to know about EV charging.Read More
03 / 04
EV Drivers Get More Charging OpportunitiesRange anxiety is becoming a thing of the past.Read More
04 / 04
EVolve NY: A Vision for an Electric FutureA major investment in making EV ownership easy and helping the environment.Read More
Meet New York's EV Drivers
Enjoying the Clean Country AirSara Schultz often hits the road with her husband for birding and hiking. But her favorite drive is the 70-mile one to see her grandchildren. Read More
New Options for Plugging InNow that she and her husband have their own home, Carly Alicea has her own charging station for her EV. She also uses the charging stations at her new job. Read More
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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