Bringing Fast, Affordable, Convenient DC Fast Charging Across New York State

Through EVolve NY, NYPA has committed up to $250 million through 2025 - to invest in Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure, services, and consumer awareness efforts.

  • Phase 1 Goal: Eliminate range-anxiety and deploy a comprehensive network of Fast Chargers

Whether taking a road trip across New York, or to neighboring States and Canada, our goal is to develop a fast charging network that is easy to use, focuses on driver convenience and accessibility, and is quick! The EVolve NY fast charging network will deploy charging sites at approximate 40-50 mile intervals on key corridors, a 10 charger hub at JFK airport, and provide urban charging in Yonkers, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. 

NYPA will partner with the private sector and other key stakeholders on initiatives that address key infrastructure and market gaps to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EV’s) throughout the state. This commitment complements current efforts and investments to accelerate progress towards New York State’s emissions goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030, and helps accelerate the Governor's Charge NY program to launch 10,000 EV charging stations by 2021.

The initial phase of funding directs $40 million into three new initiatives through the end of 2020: Interstate Fast Chargers (DCFC), Airport Charging Hubs, EV Model Communities.

  • Interstate and Urban Fast Chargers: DC (direct current) fast chargers have the potential to charge electric cars in as little as 10 minutes for 200 miles of range. NYPA aims to help eliminate EV range-anxiety by installing up to 200 DCFC 150kW chargers at a target of 30 mile intervals along key interstate corridors and in select urban hubs by the end of 2020. NYPA will collaborate with partners to determine optimal locations focusing on accessibility, convenience, affordability, and reliability of charging.
  • Airport Charging Hubs: With more than 20 million passenger car trips around New York's JFK and LGA airports annually, new EV charging hubs located at these high-traffic airports have the potential to serve EV drivers within a 200 mile-radius of New York City.
  • EV Model Communities: Create and implement EV friendly Model Communities that support a utility-managed charging platform to ensure affordability, reliability, and grid efficiency.

 

Where will the chargers be located?

NYPA will announce exact locations as contracts are signed. We will have coverage on all major interstates and highways, typically less than 5 minutes off the roadway, and convenient access to amenities such as restaurants, shopping, restrooms, etc. 

What types of chargers will NYPA use?

NYPA will deploy 150kw chargers (over 15x faster than typical Level 2 chargers found at home, workplaces, etc.) that support all EVs through both cable types: Chademo (Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Tesla – via an adaptor) and CCS (all other makes).

How long does it take to charge?

Charging may take as little as 20 minutes to 80% charge, but can vary depending on your EV, and your battery’s state of charge. You should typically use DCFC when your battery is at ~20% and “fill” to 80% to ensure faster charging times.

How much does it cost?

Pricing will be announced in the coming months, but our goal is to keep public DCFC pricing comparable to gasoline. It is important to note that over 80% of charging occurs at home, where prices are significantly lower than gas.

 
200 150kw Fast Chargers = Charge in Minutes
4 Chargers Per Site
2 Plugs Per Charger

Fast Facts

"Electric Vehicles are critical to achieving New York’s clean energy goals and the New York Power Authority has unique capabilities that enable us to play a significant role in accelerating EV adoption across the State." —Gil Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO