Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that $4.4 million has been awarded to ten companies to enable more than 325 new electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations to be installed across New York State
The funding for the charging stations comes from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Demonstration Program and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Funding announced includes Rochester. The city plans to install 24 charging stations at seven highly-visible and busy locations - including municipal parking garages, City Hall, the Port of Rochester and the Rochester Public Market. (NYSERDA funding: $228,000.)
"With New Yorkers facing higher prices at the pump, the state is stepping up to make owning an electric vehicle an affordable and convenient option," Governor Cuomo said. "Creating an infrastructure to accommodate electric vehicles will create jobs and new economic development across the state, while reducing our carbon footprint and helping protect the environment."