Distributed Energy Resources - July 22, 2022
Hoboken to Install EV Charging Stations
The City of Hoboken will install 25 public EV charging stalls over the next 18 months.
The addition of the new Volta charging stalls will more than double the number of public EV charging ports available in Hoboken and the city will avoid up to 2,250 tons of carbon pollution,
Volta, an EV charging network, and the City of Hoboken may partner to bring even more chargers to the area in the future.
“An accessible and public electric vehicle charging network is an essential component of achieving Hoboken’s Climate Action Plan and becoming carbon neutral by 2050,” said Mayor of the City of Hoboken Ravi S. Bhalla in a statement. “Through this partnership with Volta, no matter where a resident lives in Hoboken, they will be within a five-minute walk of a charger, making it easier to own an electric or plug-in hybrid car. ”
Introducing these new EV charging stalls directly supports Hoboken’s climate and sustainability goals. The city released its Climate Action Plan in 2019, which revealed transportation was responsible for 31% of the community’s GHG emissions—the second largest contributor behind commercial real estate. Hoboken has installed 22 public EV charging ports already.