New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new online resource to help the state Department of Transportation develop New York’s National Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure plan.
The new website provides information regarding the state’s EV infrastructure plan and includes a short survey to collect user feedback to assist in the development of the plan, which aims to advance New York’s climate agenda.
In addition, the website will allow visitors to sign up for alerts as more information on the development of the National EV Infrastructure Program becomes available.
The National EV Infrastructure program provides dedicated funding to help states with the strategic deployment of a national network of 500,000 EV charging stations by 2030, and to provide convenient, reliable, affordable, and equitable charging experiences for all users.
“We cannot sufficiently reduce our carbon footprint unless we keep expanding our electric vehicle infrastructure, but thanks to the efforts of President Biden, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and our Congressional Delegation, who fought for the creation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program, we have additional resources to help us reach our climate goals,” Governor Hochul said in a press release.
New York is expected to receive $175 million over five years. However, before funding can be spent, the New York State Department of Transportation – which is charged with developing the state’s National EV Infrastructure Plan – must submit a plan that describes how the funding will be used to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation by August 1.
The Department of Transportation will work in collaboration with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to develop the plan.
“Expanding our electrical vehicle capabilities is a key part of my administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of climate change across New York State. This new online tool will not only help educate the public on the future of electric vehicle charging but will give us additional data to plan the next phase of New York’s transportation electric charging network development,” Governor Hochul said.