The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced on Monday an agreement to create up to 13 electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging hubs at municipal parking facilities across the city. Collectively, the hubs will feature roughly 50 fast-charging plugs. This investment will accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the city, provide more equitable access to charging, and advance Mayor Eric Adams’ administration’s plan to transition 100,000-plus high-volume for-hire vehicles to zero-emissions by 2030. Once installed, these chargers will bring the city closer to achieving the Adams Administration’s goal of all New Yorkers living within 2.5 miles of a fast-charger by 2035, recently announced in PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done. The chargers will also help achieve New York State’s target that all new passenger cars, pick-up trucks, and SUVs sold in the state be zero-emissions by 2035.
248 Beach 116th Street is listed as one of the new locations.
“It’s wonderful to see funding that was allocated by the State of New York go towards helping the City achieve the goal of zero emissions in the coming years,” said Assembly Member Pheffer Amato. “Our work in the State Assembly is helping to drive this plan forward and this is truly a great step in the right direction. Our community on the Rockaway Peninsula happily welcomes an electric vehicle fast-charging hub, and looks forward to many more across the Peninsula.”