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Four electric vehicle charging stations open in Syracuse with more to come

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 12: An electric car and a plug-in hybrid car charge at a public charging station on October 12, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is hoping to encourage electric car sales as a means to brining down CO2 emissions and combat climate change. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

SYRACUSE N.Y. — For National Drive Electric Week, Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that New York State’s high-speed charging network will expand in Syracuse.

Fast, affordable, and reliable electric vehicle charging will be offered at two Mirabito convenience stores in the city in an effort to encourage more New Yorkers to drive electric vehicles.

The first location, on East Brighton Ave., has four charging stations and is currently open for use.

The second location, on 7th N St., has three stations and is expected to be available by late October.

Typical sites will have three 150-kilowatt (kW) Direct Current Fast Charger stations and one 350 kW charger capable of charging compatible vehicles at speeds up to 20 miles per minute.

The sites installed by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will help the state meet its clean energy goals including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

"Encouraging more widespread use of emission-free transportation and making fast charging more accessible throughout Central New York will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions along our state's roadways," said Gov. Hochul. "The New York Power Authority's partnership with a well-established regional business, Mirabito, combined with the 'smart city' savvy of Syracuse is a surefire solution to increase awareness about how easy it is to drive clean and help the state achieve its ambitious green energy goals."

Through the state-wide EVolve NY program, NYPA is installing fast chargers at locations along travel corridors and urban areas so drivers can travel long distances without having to worry about their next charge.

EVolve NY will have installed almost 100 charges across New York by the end of 2021 which will give the state the third-largest open access 150kW+ fast-charging network in the U.S.

In coordination with NYPA, Mirabito convenience stores will have a total of 19 chargers at five different locations, including Castle Creek and Binghamton.

"Our Syracuse Surge strategy emphasizes creating public-private partnerships to advance new innovations and promote growth opportunities for the city and the region,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “I applaud the New York Power Authority and Mirabito for working together to install high-speed electric vehicle charging stations in and around the City of Syracuse. These and other Evolve NY locations around the state make it easier for city residents to use electric vehicles and lead to greater environmental sustainability."

More information about the Mirabito charging locations can be found at the Electrify America app.


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