New York steps up EV and charging infrastructure funding
The US state of New York will invest 29 million dollars in Level 2 charging infrastructure and electric vehicles. The money will be allocated in the form of incentives and rebates.
Specifically, the state added 15 million dollars to the ‘Charge Ready NY 2.0’ programme. The programme covers up to 50 per cent of the installation cost for Level 2 chargers at workplaces and multifamily buildings across the state and at public facilities in disadvantaged communities. In the case of the latter, chargers can be funded with up to 2,500 dollars. Chargers at places of work and residential buildings are eligible for up to 2,000 dollars.
The remaining 14 million dollars will be added to New York’s “Drive Clean Rebate” programme, under which some 60 EV models are eligible for 500 to 2,000 dollars in subsidies.
“Cost constraints and ‘range anxiety’ are real concerns for many people considering switching to an EV,” says Assemblymember Didi Barrett. “And expanding our Level 2 charging infrastructure is crucial to ensuring that all New Yorkers have the ability to transition to clean energy transportation options.”
“Electric vehicle adoption is rapidly accelerating in New York, and as more drivers make the switch, deploying charging infrastructure to match demand is essential,” adds New York State Energy Research and Development Authority President and CEO Doreen M. Harris. “The additional support announced today through Charge Ready NY 2.0 and the Drive Clean Rebate will not only make convenient charging more accessible, but also help lower the cost of purchasing a new vehicle –providing complementary opportunities for more New Yorkers to join the EV revolution.”
In April, New York also earmarked 8.3 million dollars in funding for 255 charging stations – 28 of them DC in 70 municipalities.