ChargePoint Partners with NYSERDA to Install More than 80 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New York
- Mar 12, 2013
New York—ChargePoint Inc., the largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, recently installed a charging station at the Solaire, a multifamily community in Battery Park City in Manhattan. Through a $1 million incentive from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), this installation marks the first of more than 80 planned EV charging stations throughout New York.
The Solaire, which was developed by the Albanese Organization in 2003, was the first residential building in the country to achieve LEED Gold. Additionally, Albanese communities will also be fitted with EV charging stations.
“By working with ChargePoint and NYSERDA to bring new chargers to our LEED-certified rental properties in Manhattan, the Solaire, the Verdesian and the Vanguard Chelsea, the Albanese Organization hopes to inspire more drivers to consider electric vehicles, while providing current adopters with new access to convenient charging locations,” Russell Albanese, chairman of the Albanese Organization, says. “The partnership of ChargePoint and NYSERDA has been an excellent example of the public and private sectors working together to make a great contribution.”
In 2012, New York’s Governor Cuomo announced that he was awarding $4.4 million to 10 EV companies, including ChargePoint, to bring 325 charging stations in New York. Additionally, this year Cuomo introduced Charge New York, a program that promotes EVs by investing $50 million over five years. This initiative calls for the investment in 3,000 public and workplace charging stations.
“Upgrading the city’s EV infrastructure to new, universal ChargePoint chargers is imperative to the future success of a sustainable society,” Albanese says.
This initiative will hopefully make more New Yorkers inclined to buy electric cars, making the city greener.
“New York is laying the foundation to become a leader in the United States for EVs,” Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint, says. “The majority of residents in New York City live in apartments and without this kind of public infrastructure investment, residents would not be able to buy electric vehicles.”