Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions - July 20, 2023
NY State to Spend $29 Million for EV Charging
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced $29 million for electric vehicle Level 2 charging infrastructure under Charge Ready NY 2.0 and consumer rebates through the Drive Clean Rebate Program.
This announcement supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal to reduce GHG emissions 85% by 2050 and New York State's requirement that all new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in the state be zero emission by 2035.
"New York's climate and clean transportation leadership is reducing air pollution and emissions through solution-based investments in charging infrastructure and rebates," Governor Hochul said in a statement. "Providing cleaner air in communities that face high vehicle traffic, particularly those that are historically marginalized, is an essential step to improving the state's quality of life while building a more sustainable future for residents, workers and visitors alike."
The funding includes $15 million that will be added to Charge Ready NY 2.0 to support EV charger installation at workplaces and multifamily buildings statewide as well as public facilities located in disadvantaged communities.
This program can help eligible entities save up to 50% on installation costs for Level 2 chargers. The program has $12 million available for charging station installation at workplaces and multifamily buildings with an incentive of $2,000 per port and $2,500 per port in a disadvantaged community.
Additionally, $3 million is dedicated for workplaces and multifamily buildings that hold educational "ride and drive" community events, purchase electric fleet vehicles, or offer free charging.
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