New York City to Install 100 New EV Fast Chargers to Support Growing EV Adoption Across the State

April 2, 2024
The NYCDOT and the NYPA will partner to build the new fast chargers, including 76 high-speed chargers at 13 new EVolve NY hubs, 20 fast chargers owned by the City and currently in design, and 12 chargers at LaGuardia Airport

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the State’s plans to install more than 100 new electric vehicle fast chargers in New York City following New York’s $1 billion investment in electrifying its transportation sector to reduce emissions and achieve Climate Act goals.

“Electric vehicle purchases have risen 660% in the last five years, and we are increasing the availability of EV fast chargers throughout New York," said Governor Hochul. 

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will partner to build the new fast chargers, including 76 high-speed chargers at 13 new EVolve NY hubs, 20 fast chargers owned by the City and currently in design, and 12 chargers at LaGuardia Airport.

By providing these EV fast charging stations, drivers can expect to receive a charge in as little as 20 minutes. This will help support the growing EV adoption rate in New York, which had nearly 200,000 EVs on its roads as of February 2024.

This growth in EV adoption across the State is also supported by programs such as the Drive Clean Rebate, which has issued more than 132,000 rebates to New Yorkers, totaling over $135 million. 

“With the expansion of high-speed charging hubs, drivers will be able to find fast chargers wherever they want to go -- whether visiting Manhattan, Syracuse, or Buffalo or driving along the scenic roads of Upstate New York," said New York Power Authority President and CEO Justin Driscoll. 

Most of the charging sites are currently in design and will be completed in 2025, and the State projects all of the charging sites will be online by 2026.