New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced the inclusion of New York State’s electric vehicle programs and an EV test track powered by the New York Power Authority's EVolve NY high-speed chargers at the New York International Auto Show opening at the Javits Center in Manhattan, New York starting on Friday, April 15.
"Electric vehicles are key to decarbonizing our transportation system and as the global auto industry invests heavily in the latest zero-emission vehicles, New York will continue to focus on expanding our cross-state fast charging network and incentivizing EVs, which will help us transition to a healthier, greener future," Hochul remarked. "I am proud to welcome the New York International Auto Show back to New York in person this year and I encourage everyone to visit the Auto Show to see how EVs are fast becoming integral to New York's clean energy economy."
Also announced by Hochul the same day was the approval of ten high-speed chargers with power outputs up to 350 kW at the Port Authority's LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. The chargers will be installed between Terminals A and B as part of the EVolve NY network and are expected to be completed by 2023.
"By providing 10 new fast chargers to LaGuardia Airport we hope to provide more drivers with convenient charging options at the airport,” noted Kevin O'Toole, Chairman at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “The Port Authority continues to find ways we as an agency can reduce carbon emissions, and that certainly includes increasing the number of publicly available charging stations."