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Electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers are now available in Oswego as part of the New York Power Authority’s EVolve NY high-speed charging network. (Photo credit: New York Power Authority)

OSWEGO, N.Y. — The first electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers that any all-electric vehicle can use are now available in downtown Oswego.

The two-charger hub extends NYPA’s EVolve NY high-speed charging network, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Department of State (DOS) announced Jan. 12.

Oswego is one of six cities deploying EVolve NY chargers as part of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). It makes EV driving a more accessible option for local residents as well as travelers from other states, per the state’s announcement.

The Oswego site — at the downtown city-owned parking lot at 99 W. 2nd St. — is part of NYPA’s EVolve NY fast-charging network. The network is bringing high-speed, open-access charging to sites near major highways and in urban areas to encourage the adoption of electric cars and trucks.

More than 100 high-speed chargers are currently operational across New York state on the EVolve NY network. The City of Oswego was named a DRI community in 2016. Other DRI locations that have included EV fast-charging sites are Utica, Amsterdam (Montgomery County), Geneva (Ontario County), Riverhead (Suffolk County), and Middletown (Orange County), the state said.


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