Yonkers mayor announces electric charging station expansion

The City of Yonkers will be adding 90 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city.

Nadia Galindo and Bob Doda

Apr 11, 2023, 5:56 PM

Updated 408 days ago

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The City of Yonkers will be adding 90 electric vehicle charging stations, Mayor Mike Spano announced Tuesday.
To date, 36 charging ports are up and running – including four at the Greystone train station. A total of 54 more are in the works and will be strategically placed across the city.
They are aimed at residents who live in townhouses, condos and apartment buildings.
Yonkers received funding from Con Edison, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to launch the EV charging station expansion.
"Yonkers now has the largest municipal fleet of EV charging stations outside of New York City," said William Serratore, the director of the Yonkers Office of Sustainability.
The new charging stations can charge an EV in three to six hours, and cost $10 to $15.
The state is also working to add fast charging EV stations along major travel corridors. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the infrastructure initiative in December and set a goal to have 850,000 electric vehicles in the state by 2025.
A new poll shows that four in 10 Americans are considering switching to an electric vehicle. Currently, only 8% of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household owns or leases an EV.


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