Revel’s bright blue electric scooters and Tesla taxis have become high-visibility features of the New York City streetscape, and the company is testing smart charging and V2G applications at its charging sites.
Now Brooklyn-based Revel has announced plans to open five new fast charging Superhubs in NYC, adding a total of 136 public charging stalls. Like Revel’s flagship Superhub in Bed-Stuy, the new sites will be open 24/7 and accessible to all EVs.
In addition to serving the public, Revel’s new charging sites will power the company’s electric rideshare service, which currently operates 200 Tesla Model Ys.
This represents a major expansion of the Big Apple’s EV charging infrastructure landscape. According to Plugshare, there are currently 71 public CCS fast charging stalls across the five boroughs. The 136 new chargers will bring Revel’s total to 160, so the company can say that (for the time being) it will be operating some 80% of New York City’s public fast charging infrastructure.
Revel’s five new Superhubs:
- 60 stalls in Maspeth, Queens—sited on a high-traffic corridor frequented by many commercial vehicles
- 30 stalls in Port Morris, The Bronx—the first public fast charging site in the borough
- 20 stalls in Red Hook, Brooklyn
- 16 stalls at the historic Dime building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn—the site will include a community center that will offer green jobs training to locals
- 10 stalls at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
The Maspeth, Port Morris, South Williamsburg and Lower East Side sites will open to the public by the end of 2023, while the Red Hook site will open in 2024.
“The only way mass EV adoption will ever happen in New York City is if the charging infrastructure is there to support it,” said Revel CEO and co-founder Frank Reig. “We need high-volume, public sites in the neighborhoods where people actually live and work, and that’s exactly what Revel is delivering with our growing Superhub network. This is the biggest fast charging expansion our city has ever seen, and it’s a huge step toward making our EV transition a reality.”