NYC Boroughs adding 50 Fast-Charging EV Plug-In Sites

May 3, 2023
The hubs will be located at NYC DOT parking facilities across the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Each hub will locate four to six chargers at each of these parking facililities, operated and maintained by NYPA

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) has partnered with the public utility New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install up to 13 electric vehicle fast-charging hubs throughout the city.

The hubs, located at NYC DOT parking facilities across the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, will feature about 50 fast-charging plugs in total. Four to six chargers at each of these parking facilities will be installed, operated and maintained by NYPA using York State/New York Power Authority Evolve NY program funding.

“New York City is plugging into a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous future,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “The climate crisis is urgent, and our administration has set ambitious goals to electrify all Uber and Lyft trips and ensure every New Yorker lives within 2.5 miles of a fast charger. The public and private sectors must work together to create the infrastructure we need to reach those goals, and this partnership with NYSERDA represents a big step in the right direction.”

The hubs will have 150-kW chargers that are compatible with all major EV models. The chargers will be able to provide up to 90 miles of range for every 10 minutes of charging. The first chargers are expected to be operational by next year.

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According to NYPA, the installation of the hubs is expected to help accelerate the adoption of EVs and make charging more accessible to all New Yorkers, while also helping the city to achieve its goals of transitioning more than 100,000 for-hire vehicles to zero-emissions by 2030 and ensuring that all residents are within 2.5 miles of a fast-charger by 2035.

“The New York Power Authority is proud to work with New York City to help further electrify the transportation sector and advance the city’s and New York State’s aggressive climate action goals,” said Justin E. Driscoll, Acting President and CEO of NYPA. “Electric vehicle use is on the rise and we are working diligently together to make sure the public charging infrastructure is one step ahead.”

A total of 10,758 EVs were registered in New York City in 2022, an increase of 37 percent compared to 2021.

The hub locations will include Brighton Beach, Ditmars, Flushing, Rockaway Park and Rosedale, among others.