Electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment provider Blink Charging has announced the installation of 34 chargers at eight locations in the village of Tuckahoe in New York.
According to the company, the public charging infrastructure will benefit EV owners who visit Tuckahoe for work, recreation, or utilize one of the village’s two Metro-North train stations.
Tuckahoe has installed Blink IQ 200 Level 2 chargers in several central locations, including Fisher Ave, Lake Ave, Main St, and Oak Avenue parking lots, as well as Depot Square and Columbus Avenue.
Blink says its IQ 200 chargers are perhaps the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations currently available on the market. With an output of 80 amps, they can provide approximately 65 miles of charge per hour. These chargers, operating on the Blink Network, are compatible with all battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, the company adds.
The installation of these stations began in the spring of 2020, with Consolidated Edison covering a significant portion of the costs through its EV Make-Ready Program, which is designed to promote EV adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
Funding for the new charging stations was also supported by New York State’s Charge Ready NY Program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The new charging stations support New York State’s goal of achieving 100 percent zero-emission passenger vehicle sales by 2035.
“Electric vehicle adoption in the New York metropolitan area is strong, and additional infrastructure is needed to support growth. Tuckahoe has demonstrated vision and forward thinking to meet the needs of EV drivers in the area,” said Michael Battaglia, Chief Revenue Officer for Blink Charging.