Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the first of five planned high-speed electric vehicle charging hubs at multiple Mirabito Convenience Store locations in Central New York.
Made possible by an agreement between Mirabito and the New York Power Authority, the new EVolve NY charging hubs will offer a total of 19 chargers at the five Mirabito sites. The first location, at an Oneonta Mirabito station, will be the seventh installation in NYPA’s EVolve NY statewide charging infrastructure network. The five hubs, operational by this fall, will offer emission-free electric charging to New Yorkers, helping to advance the Governor’s ambitious clean energy goals, including reducing carbon by 22 million tons through electrification and energy efficiency and an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
“Public-private partnerships enable New York to build a network of fast, affordable and reliable electric vehicle public charging stations in a nimble and affordable way,” said Governor Cuomo. “Expanding high-speed charging in local markets across the state is a crucial step in encouraging more drivers to choose EVs. By expanding the acceptance of electric vehicles and making charging accessible, more New Yorkers will utilize this emission-free mode of transportation, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas pollution on New York State’s roadways.”
The Southside Oneonta location, unveiled today by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul who drove an EV to the new charger event, is the first site hosted by Mirabito Convenience Stores, a family-owned and operated energy retailer based in Binghamton which operates more than 100 convenience stores throughout Central New York. NYPA will install the full set of 19 chargers at Mirabito stores by this fall. Other Mirabito sites will be primarily located in the Binghamton – Syracuse corridor. Construction is set to begin in June and includes two locations in Syracuse, and stores in Castle Creek and Binghamton. NYPA will construct, own and operate the EVolve NY charging network in coordination with Mirabito site hosts.
The new chargers are part of NYPA’s EVolve NY charging infrastructure network being installed along key travel corridors and in urban areas to encourage the adoption of EVs. EVolve NY will install up to 150 chargers across New York State by the end of 2021, which will give New York 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 from New York City to Montauk, from Albany to Montreal, and from Binghamton to Buffalo with fast chargers capable of recharging their vehicles in 15-30 minutes located every 50 miles or less.
EVolve NY sites opened since last fall include LaGrangeville, Watertown, Malone, Schroon Lake, Fairport and the largest public charging hub in the Northeast at John F. Kennedy International Airport.