The New York Power Authority has awarded a five-year, $4 million contract to a private company to build 300 vehicle charging stations throughout the state.
The deal is with EV Connect, an El Segundo, California-based company that manages charging stations nationwide.
The locations of the 300 new stations have not been selected, said Steve Gosset, manager of media relations for NYPA.
“While the locations have not been selected yet, they will be in public locations,” Gosset said.
There are about 1,600 electric charging stations statewide, according to Gosset.
In a statement, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the state’s goal is to have 3,000 charging stations online by 2018.