Last week, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $5 million will be available for the installation of electric charging stations throughout the state thanks to a brand new EV rebate program administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
The Charge Ready NY EV rebate program will provide a $4,000 rebate per charging port for public or private employers, building owners, municipalities and non-profit organizations for the installation of Level 2 charging stations. Level 2 stations will be able to provide up to 25 miles of electric range to cars for every hour they are charging, and are required to be installed at one of the following types of locations:
- Public parking lot: must have at least ten parking spaces and be open to the general public at least 12 hours per day for at least five days per week.
- Workplace: must have at least ten parking spaces that primarily serve a minimum of 15 employees who work at or near the lot.
- Multi-unit housing: must have at least eight parking spaces that primarily serve a building with five or more housing units, such as apartment buildings, condominiums and co-ops.
Governor Cuomo had this to say in regards to the EV rebate program:
“New York continues to lead the nation in reducing our carbon footprint by aggressively investing in clean transportation methods. By expanding public access to electric vehicle charging stations, this program will make it more affordable for New Yorkers to make the switch to an environmentally friendly electric vehicle, resulting in a cleaner, greener New York for all.”
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul also added:
“We’re expanding access to electric vehicle charging stations and investing in installation initiatives to promote electric vehicle use. Communities across the state are taking advantage of funding and programs to support electric vehicles, and this funding as part of the first rebate for the installation of charging stations at office buildings, apartment buildings, and other locations continues to advance our clean energy goals and help make communities greener and healthier for future generations.”
As the Empire State continues to push for a cleaner, all-electric future, you can stay up to date with subsequent New York electric news by visiting the official NYSERDA website here.
Source: New York State