Transportation is responsible for approximately 36% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in New York State. In support of the State’s nation-leading GHG emissions reduction goals—targeting 40% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030, and 85% by 2050— New York State has developed an integrated, long-term policy approach to addressing emissions from the transportation sector. By increasing the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV chargers, New York State will reduce harmful emissions, petroleum dependence, and achieve its transportation decarbonization goals. In particular, increased installation of Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) infrastructure will help meet the needs of growing EV populations, boost driver confidence when traveling long distances, and accelerate EV adoption in New York State.
Through three rounds of the DCFC Program, NYSERDA will solicit proposals to develop DCFC Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in New York State, with the third round focusing on three upstate metropolitan areas, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Deployment of DCFC infrastructure has been slow to date due to a set of inter-linked barriers such as high installation costs (e.g., equipment, labor, and other soft costs), low utilization, and uncertain future vehicle technology. This Program is intended to reduce the cost of purchasing and installing DCFC EVSE for use in New York State and ultimately accelerate EV adoption among city residents and fleet operators, especially ride hailing fleets.
For EV hosting capacity maps that can help guide EVSE developers to areas where DCFC EVSE can likely interconnect with minimal needs for system reinforcement, visit: https://jointutilitiesofny.org/utility-specific-pages/hosting-capacity