The New York City (DOT) and New York Power Authority (NYPA) have agreed to create up to 13 fast charging hubs at municipal parking facilities across the city, and each will feature roughly 50 charging plugs.
Once installed, these chargers will bring the city closer to achieving the Adams Administration’s goal of all New Yorkers living within 2.5 miles of a fast charger by 2035, recently announced in: PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done.
They will also help to advance Mayor Eric Adams’s administration’s plan to transition more than 100,000 for-hire vehicles to zero emissions by 2030 and help to achieve New York State’s target that all new vehicles sold in the state be zero-emissions by 2035.
“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,” Adams said.
“These new hubs are sited in areas where many for-hire drivers live and work, and they will boost fast charging availability right at the time the city’s for-hire EV fleet is expanding,” added Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Do.
Source: NY Power Authority