Governor Kathy Hochul announced in June the launch of New York’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVIP) website. The site includes a short survey asking for feedback to assist the state in determining locations for charging stations and allows visitors to sign up for alerts as more information becomes available.
“We cannot sufficiently reduce our carbon footprint unless we keep expanding our electric vehicle infrastructure, but thanks to the efforts of President Biden, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and our Congressional Delegation, who fought for the creation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program, we have additional resources to help us reach our climate goals,” Governor Hochul said. “Expanding our electrical vehicle capabilities is a key part of my administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of climate change across New York State.”
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority President and CEO Doreen M. Harris said, “New Yorkers across the State can play an important role in providing input on where EV chargers should be located as we continue building out infrastructure that makes it easier for more clean vehicles to hit the roads in our communities.”
In early 2022, Governor Hochul announced more than $12 million was added to the State’s Drive Clean Rebate program to help consumers save up to $2,000 on the purchase of an electric vehicle and $2.7 million awarded to local governments to purchase electric vehicles and install zero-emission charging/fueling stations for public use to address climate change and build healthier communities.