XL Fleet to provide 1,000 charging stations at UBS Arena, new home of the New York Islanders

XL Fleet offers a range of electrification solutions, including electrified powertrains, EVSE, power management and fleet services. Now the company has partnered with UBS Arena and the New York Islanders hockey team to deploy and operate 1,000 public charging stations at the new UBS Arena, future home of the New York Islanders.

UBS Arena will open for the 2021-22 NHL season, and is expected to host some 150 major events annually. The site is strategically located near both LaGuardia and JFK airports. The charging site will be available not only to arena guests, but also to nearby fleets, which will be able to charge during off-peak hours. The new facility features sustainable technology, and has attained LEED V4 standards.

XL Fleet plans to deploy and manage a suite of electrification infrastructure, including solar power generation, energy storage and vehicle charging stations, and to equip and deploy fleets of electric vehicles for use by UBS Arena and the New York Islanders.

Sports stadiums could prove to be excellent locations for mega-charging stations. They tend to be located near city centers, convenient to highways, they have plenty of parking and installed electrical capacity, and major sports leagues are keen to make their stadiums showcases for green technology.

“This location provides an opportunity to deploy critical EV infrastructure in a very capital-efficient manner that can be replicated across similar facilities throughout the country,” said Tod Hynes, founder and President of XL Fleet.

“XL Fleet’s ability to provide a full scope of electrification services will be a huge advantage for our patrons as well as the commercial and municipal fleets in the surrounding communities who could rely on this infrastructure,” said Hank Abate, President of Arena Operations at UBS Arena.

Source: XL Fleet