New York has received the green light —and $63 million of federal funding— to install over 60,000 charging stations for electric vehicles throughout the state.
With the Federal Highway Administration’s approval, the NYS Department of Transportation is planning to install these stations every 50 miles along New York’s throughways and highways, including NY-17 (Southern Tier Expressway), NY-27 (Sunrise and Montauk highways), and NY-25 (Queens Boulevard, Hillside Avenue and Jericho Turnpike). DOT will also request for proposals for owners of rest stops and other properties near highways to operate the charging stations.
The state’s EV Make-Ready Program is expected to finance the installation, while the New York Power Authority is investing $250 million to build 800 charging stations state-wide. The state’s goal is to accommodate about a million electric vehicles by 2025.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ANDROMEDA
Businesses in New York State State may soon be equipped with electric vehicle charging stations like the ones recently installed at the energy-efficient Andromeda Building in Long Island City.