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USA: State details vehicle plug-in stations initiative

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.

More on Charge NY:

“Building this network of innovative charging stations will encourage New Yorkers to use fuel-efficient alternatives like electric vehicles as well as grow the green industry and jobs in the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Charge NY program shows how New York is leading the way toward an electric vehicle future, and it is helping to drive the state’s clean energy economy.”

In support of Charge NY’s goals, NYPA today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the installation of 100 electric vehicle charging stations equipped with smart charging capabilities to reduce EV charging demand on the electric grid at periods of peak demand. The charging stations will be located at 36 convenient locations, including transportation hubs, and other public and private parking lots, primarily in the


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