New York State Advances Bold “Make-Ready” Electric Vehicle Order
ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) today released the final order on the state’s “Make-Ready” program for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Infrastructure. The program will invest over $700 million, $200 million directly in environmental justice communities, to support clean transportation expansion statewide. The order also calls upon New York’s six investor-owned utilities to install over 53,000 Level 2 charging stations and 1,500 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations by 2025, and sets the state up to achieve its zero-emission vehicle goals.
A statement follows from Kathy Harris, Clean Vehicles and Fuels Advocate at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):
“Avoiding the most destructive impacts of climate change requires that we ramp-up our clean transportation network, and fast. This ambitious program will help New Yorkers ditch petroleum for electric vehicles, create good-paying jobs and keep more energy dollars in the state. Above all, this order means less pollution, healthier neighborhoods and greater access to clean transportation for all New Yorkers.”
For more, read: New York is all in on EVs.
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