Great news for EV owners of New York. The City has started to install L2 DC fast chargers at municipal parking garages. The first four have been installed already and the City is planning a network of 40,000 public L2 chargers citywide and 6,000 DC fast charging stations. NY aims to have this completed by 2030.
“With the climate crisis upon us, it’s time to plan bigger about how New York City can dramatically accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles,” said NYC DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman. “With major federal investments in EV charging on the horizon, our plan lays the groundwork for a network of tens of thousands of public EV chargers equitably distributed across the city, enabling many more car owners to go electric.”
The announcement came at the celebration of the installation of the first four of 28 electric vehicle DC fast charging plugs at city-owned municipal garages, attended by New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Hank Gutman joined New York Power Authority, EV Connect and other elected officials.
“It’s time to end the age of the internal combustion engine,” said Ben Furnas, Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability. “Climate action means investing in pedestrian-friendly streets, interconnected protected bike lanes, reliable transit, and electrifying the vehicles on our roads.”
The communication also added that transportation accounts for nearly 30% of the city’s overall emissions, making this plan key to helping the city meet the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
The city calculates that it will need 400,000 vehicle owners to switch to EVs by 2030 to achieve the target. This is also an important part of the city’s plan to ban new internal combustion engine sales by 2035.