FLO, a North American electric vehicle (EV) charging company, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Consolidated Edison (Con Edison), have installed and activated their 100th charging station in New York City.
By the end of the next decade, the city will need over 40,000 publicly accessible Level 2 (L2) chargers to meet the projected demand of the nearly 400,000 EVs then expected to be registered in the city.
“Electric vehicle adoption is an important piece in this administration’s efforts to reduce transportation emissions and protect the environment for our future generations,” said NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez.
FLO’s curbside charging stations help service the more than 15,000 EVs registered in the city, including the 50 percent of EV owners who park on the street. New York State’s Drive Clean Rebate offers drivers a discount of up to $2,000 on the purchase of a qualifying vehicle. New Yorkers driving EVs are eligible for a 10 percent discount off E-ZPass rates through the Green Discount Plan.
The project was made possible through funding by the New York State Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. The locations of the charging stations were selected based on input from local elected officials and community stakeholders, geographic diversity, and projected demand for charging.
FLO’s charging stations cost $2.50 per hour during the day (6 am – 9 pm) and $1 per hour overnight. A daytime charge will be equivalent to fueling up at a gas station, while overnight charging may be over 60 percent cheaper.