Two New High-Speed Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs to Expand City’s Fast Charging Infrastructure
Eight Chargers Now Complete at Mirabito Locations in Central New York and Mohawk Valley; 11 More Coming By Early 2022 to Grow New York Power Authority’s EVolve NY Network and Make Fast Charging More Convenient
Emission-free Electric Charging to Help Advance the State’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goals, Including Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 85% by 2050
During National Drive Electric Week, Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State’s high-speed charging network has expanded in and around the City of Syracuse where fast, affordable, and reliable charging will be offered at two Mirabito convenience stores to encourage more New Yorkers to drive electric vehicles (EVs). The site in southern Syracuse, with four stations, is currently open for use and the northern location, with three stations, is expected to be available in late-October. The latest installations by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will help New York State meet its ambitious nation-leading clean energy goals, including decarbonizing the transportation-sector and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050.
“Encouraging more widespread use of emission-free transportation and making fast charging more accessible throughout Central New York will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions along our State’s roadways,” Governor Hochul said. “The New York Power Authority’s partnership with a well-established regional business, Mirabito, combined with the ‘smart city’ savvy of Syracuse is a surefire solution to increase awareness about how easy it is to drive clean and help the state achieve its ambitious green energy goals.”
NYPA’s statewide EVolve NY program is strategically deploying fast chargers at prime locations along travel corridors and in urban areas throughout the state so drivers can travel long distances without having to worry about where to get their next charge.
EVolve NY will have installed nearly 100 chargers across New York by the end of 2021, which will give the state the third largest open access (available to all EVs) 150kW+ fast charging network in the U.S. After this EVolve NY buildout phase is complete, New Yorkers will be able to drive any EV across the state using fast chargers capable of recharging their vehicles in 15-30 minutes located every 50 miles or less.
“These latest high-speed EV charging hubs tie the Central New York region into the growing EVolve NY network and offer convenient fast charging to zero-emission vehicle drivers,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. “Mirabito Convenience Stores are a valued partner that has offered up multiple key sites to expand charging opportunities within its network. Mirabito shares NYPA’s commitment to move towards a decarbonized future and a healthier environment for all New Yorkers.”
The new EVolve NY charging hubs in Syracuse include a total of seven chargers located at Mirabito convenience stores at 415 East Brighton Avenue (serving the south side of Syracuse) and 414 7th N Street (serving the north side). Mirabito, a family-owned and operated energy retailer based in Binghamton which operates more than 100 convenience stores throughout Central New York, will have a total of 19 chargers at five sites, including Castle Creek and Binghamton. An Oneonta site opened in May. NYPA will construct, own and operate the EVolve NY charging network in coordination with Mirabito site hosts.
According to Mirabito Convenience Stores CEO Joe Mirabito, “The goal of our partnership with NYPA and EVolve NY is to help provide New Yorkers with the charging station options they need to confidently drive electric vehicles. We support and understand the importance of reducing carbon emissions and appreciate the opportunity to be part of the solution. Working together on projects like these will be key to moving the mission forward.”
With other investments from the New York State Thruway Authority and Electrify America, Syracuse will have added fourteen charging stations at five locations in 2021, increasing access to electric vehicle charging along the major routes into and out of the city, and making cross state EV travel much easier.
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh said, “Our Syracuse Surge strategy emphasizes creating public-private partnerships to advance new innovations and promote growth opportunities for the City and the region. I applaud the New York Power Authority and Mirabito for working together to install high-speed electric vehicle charging stations in and around the City of Syracuse. These and other Evolve NY locations around the state make it easier for city residents to use electric vehicles and lead to greater environmental sustainability.”
Typical sites will have three 150 kilowatt (kW) Direct Current Fast Charger stations and one 350 kW charger, which is capable of charging a compatible vehicle at speeds up to 20 miles per minute. Currently, the statewide EVolve NY network also includes charging stations in Lagrangeville, Watertown, Malone, Schroon Lake, Fairport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Information about the Syracuse EVolve NY fast chargers at Mirabito locations can be found at the Electrify America app. For additional information on other chargers coming online, go to PlugShare or download the Chargeway app.