New York receives NEVI funding for fast-chargers
New York will receive 37.4 million dollars from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding programme to set up fast-charging stations across the state. The first instalment, approximately 20 million dollars, will be used “to close the remaining charging station gaps along major state highways.”
The latter stems from an agreement between the State Department of Transportation and the New York Power Authority. “Under this agreement, the Power Authority will utilize its Evolve NY fast charging infrastructure program to identify potential locations and install charging facilities within at least 20 designated NEVI-program gap-areas along key state highways, with most expected to complete by the end of 2024,” it says in a press release from the New York Governor’s office.
“By utilizing these critically important federal funds and by working together and combining their great skills and resources, our state Department of Transportation and Power Authority will create a state-of-the-art charging network that will encourage more people to own EVs and help make a stop at the gas station a thing of the past,” says New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
The nearly 40 million dollars will probably not be the only NEVI funding New York will receive. The state is expected to get 175 million dollars over five years but has to “submit updated plans to the Federal Highway Administration each year on how it intends to spend the money in order to receive its annual allotment.”
New York has adopted a zero-emission vehicle regulation, requiring all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in the state after 2035 to be zero-emission. Recently, the state announced that it 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. In April, New York also earmarked 8.3 million dollars in funding for 255 charging stations – 28 of them DC in 70 municipalities.