The Hudson Valley in New York now has 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Metro-North train stations in Cortlandt, Southeast and Beacon, stemming from a collaboration with the New York Power Authority and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
The installations are part of a planned network of up to 3,000 EV stations at public and workplace locations across the state by 2018. The charging stations have been installed under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's initiative, Charge NY, launched to bring about greater use of plug-in vehicles.
Since Charge NY was launched, more than 600 EV charging stations have been added in New York, bringing the current total in the state to approximately 1,200. Nearly 13,500 EVs are operating in the state, compared to 2,500 EVs when Charge NY was launched in 2013.
The latest charging stations are among 83 that the two agencies have partnered on statewide in 2015. They expect to have 17 more in service by the end of the year.