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The New York State National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program website has been launched.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the website on June 3, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The website is intended to give people additional information about the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding Program and includes a survey to gather user feedback to help the state develop its infrastructure plan for electric vehicles. electric vehicles “that will advance New York’s leading climate agenda,” the press release said.

Through the website, visitors can sign up to receive alerts as more information about the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program becomes available.

“We cannot reduce our carbon footprint enough unless we continue to develop our electric vehicle infrastructure, but thanks to the efforts of President Biden, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and our congressional delegation, who have fought for the creation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program, we have additional resources to help us meet our climate goals,” Hochul said in the press release. “Expanding our electric vehicle capabilities is a key part of the ongoing efforts by my administration to reduce the impact of climate change in New York State. This new online tool will not only help educate the public about the future of electric vehicle charging, but will give us additional data to plan the next phase of the development of New York’s electric transportation charging network.”

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The state’s electric vehicle infrastructure program will be developed by the state’s Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the state’s Energy Research and Development Authority. A public hearing on the development of New York’s infrastructure plan will be announced by the Department of Transportation.

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure is a federal funding source created under the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which took effect in November 2021, according to the release. The program’s initial focus “is to make fast direct current charging available to the public for passenger electric vehicles at intervals of no more than 50 miles within a 1-mile travel radius of designated corridors, with an emphasis on locations near Interstate freeway exits,” the statement added. .

New York State is currently set to receive $175 million over a five-year period. The Department of Transportation must submit an electric vehicle infrastructure deployment plan outlining how the money will be used to the Joint Energy and Transportation Office by August 1 before all of that money can be spent.

Hochul announced earlier this year that more than $12 million has been added to the state’s Drive Clean rebate program to help people save up to $2,000 when buying an electric vehicle, as well as $2.7 million to local governments to purchase electric vehicles and install zero-emissions charging/gas stations “for public use to fight climate change and build healthier communities,” the press release said.

“New Yorkers across the state can play an important role in providing information about the location of EV chargers as we continue to build infrastructure that helps move cleaner vehicles through our communities. This new resource will facilitate the flow of information and provide important data for our national electric vehicle infrastructure program to ensure that we continue to reduce emissions and transition to a healthier, low-carbon and clean energy future” , Doreen M. Harris, president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, said in the press release.

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