The Cuomo administration is announcing details on an element of the Charge NY green energy initiative, including the siting of more than 360 electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid charging stations.
The end goal of Charge NY — announced in January’s State of the State address — is to establish 3,000 public and workplace charging stations over the next five years to support up to 40,000 plug-in vehicles.
This state Power Authority and the NYSERDA are heading up the initiative. The latter entity has already contracted with two Capital Region businesses for the first stage of charging station development; from the release:
- Access Technology Integration Inc., Troy, $267,000 – 26 EV charging stations in Schenectady County, including at Schenectady County Community College, a public library, a nursing home, Schenectady City Hall, parking garages and surface parking lots. Stations will be available for both public and county fleet vehicle use.
- EV Connect Inc., Albany, $275,000 – System deployment with reservation support and managed services for EV charging stations at 10 Hertz Local Edition rental car locations across New York State that offer electric vehicles for rent. Stations would also be open to the public.
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