New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the provision of $11 million to expand the US American state’s network of fast-charging stations, in order to support the wider adoption of electric vehicles.
The Direct Current Fast Charger program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to scale up EV infrastructure. The focus will be laid particularly in areas where access to fast-charging stations is limited, and will also prioritise improving the availability of charging infrastructure in disadvantaged communities.
“We are continuing to reimagine New York’s future fueled by clean, renewable energy,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “This settlement with Volkswagen will allow us to further expand electric vehicle fast-charging stations across the state. This helps to advance our commitment to reduce carbon emissions and achieve significant savings in fuel cost.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was also proud of the initiative and said: “This investment will build the infrastructure necessary for empowering more consumers to choose clean, electric transportation options while making electric vehicles an accessible option for all New Yorkers.”