EV drivers in the Empire State will soon have plenty of places to charge, thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Charge NY” initiative. Equipment manufacturer Leviton has announced that it has been awarded a $1 million grant to install its Evr-Green Dual Port Level 2 charging stations at various workplaces throughout Upstate New York, New York City and Long Island. Leviton’s SAE J1772-compliant chargers are designed and engineered in the US.
“Leviton is thrilled to expand our electric vehicle charging station presence and encourage sustainable fuel solutions in Long Island and throughout New York State,” said VP Michael Mattei. “We look forward to helping local businesses and communities by working with the State of New York to deploy our industry-leading electric vehicle charging stations to promote the benefits and expanded usage of electric vehicles.”
The Charge NY project will dispense a total of $3.6 million, and is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York Power Authority. Its goal is to create a network of 3,000 public and workplace charging stations across the state over the next five years.