High-Speed Hudson Valley EV Chargers Now in Operation in New York

Dec. 20, 2023
The Kingston hub, on the Electrify America network, is equipped with four combined charging system (CCS) chargers rated at up to 350 kW.

New high-speed electric vehicle charging stations are now in operation in the city of Kingston, New York.
They are first operational New York stations funded through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI), which provides the state $175 million in federal funding to support the strategic deployment of electric vehicle Level 3 Direct Current Fast Charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network for reliable charging on locations near interstate highway exits.
Kingston is located in the Hudson Valley about 60 miles from Albany. The four-charger hub in the Bank of America parking lot is installed through the NEVI program, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration and supported by the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.
EVolve NY chargers can charge capable electric vehicles in about 20 minutes. The Kingston hub, on the Electrify America network, is equipped with four combined charging system (CCS) chargers rated at up to 350 kW.
Electrify Commercial, a business unit of Electrify America, managed the design, permitting, installation and commissioning of the Kingston station and will look after the ongoing operations and maintenance.
New York received its second annual formula fund share of $37.4 million in NEVI program funding to continue the expansion of New York’s electric charging infrastructure, which is a portion of the $175 million over the five-year life of the program, with the approval of NY’s annual NEVI Plan update in September.
The activation of the EV charging site was accomplished by the partnership between New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to complete the first phase of the program, approximately $20 million.
The development of this additional, publicly accessible charging infrastructure will help New York transition to zero-emission vehicles by 2035 and achieve its carbon-reduction goals.
The Power Authority is utilizing its EVolve NY fast charging program to identify potential locations and build charging facilities within the 20 NEVI-designated gap-areas to meet the NEVI criteria for DCFC locations at least every 50 miles along the state’s designated electric vehicle alternate fuel corridors.
The majority of these new stations are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2024.
The state is expected to unveil a second NEVI site at a Mirabito store in Richmondville in Schoharie County, and a third site is scheduled for completion in North Hudson in Essex County in the Adirondack Park soon.