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High-traffic areas in New York to have EV charging stations

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority awarded funding for electric vehicle charging service provider CarCharging to supply, deploy and install EV charging stations throughout New York City.

The fund is part of the agency's Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Demonstration Program, a $4.4 million program spread across 10 companies, municipalities, and transport agencies to deploy 325 charging stations in the state of New York. CarCharging received a $200,000 share from the fund.

CarCharging will be installing a number of charging stations in multi-residential buildings and monthly parking garages in high-traffic locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, to "support growing sales of electric vehicles and increasing demand for EV charging services" in the city, according to Michael D. Farkas, chief executive of CarCharging.

They will be using fast-charging stations from Coulomb Technologies - another supplier involved in the program – which will provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power. The chargers will carry the standardized connector for electric vehicles, the SAE J1772.

The program was launched in June to make the ownership of electric vehicles an "affordable and convenient option," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was quoted in Environment News Service as saying.

Transportation makes up about three-fourths of New York State's oil consumption, and nearly 40 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

Nyserda is a public benefit corporation which aims to help New York meet its energy goals of reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment. – EcoSeed Staff

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