Governor Cuomo Launches Biggest Public Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Facility in the Northeast Now Accessible at the JFK Airport

The Governor of California, Andrew M. Cuomo, said that John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens, now operates as the biggest publicly accessible high-speed electric car station situated in the Northeast. The 10-port charging facility is part of the Joint Initiative of the New York Power Authority as well as New York Port Authority and New Jersey, which will cut the environmental impact of the New York state as well as improve air quality through the integration of electric cars technology across JFK and the LaGuardia airports. The Electric vehicles hub will help decarbonize the transport industry as well as reduce carbon emissions by 85 percent by the year 2050, a target set by the climate leadership and community protection law of the Governor, and bring the state of New York a new inch ahead to a clean energy future. The EV charging center will be compatible with all the current fast-charging EV models.

“We make electric vehicles easier for more people in New York to use,” says Governor Cuomo. “We reduce emissions directly as well as help shape the course towards a healthier environment.” “Cutting pollution from automobiles is a necessity in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, as well as with initiatives such as the super quick charging station located at the JFK; we are guaranteeing the facilities required to meet our ambitious plans is in place.” Local Electric car drivers and drivers commuting to and from the airport are provided with the DCFC (Direct Current Fast Charger) hub. They can provide a vital resource to ever more efficient New York City taxis and rideshare cars. The project was finalized as a component of the state-wide NYPA charge network EVolve NY which is built along major tourist corridors and urban areas to attract more tourists to power the EVs.

In the West Cell Phone Parking lot north east corner, situated off the Van Wyck Expressway, 10 JFK chargers with a high-speed of 150kW have been mounted on the way to the main terminals of the airport, and they can quickly be accessed.  The platform is for public access, taxis, rideshare drivers, and the own e-vehicles travel fleets of the Port Authority. Such quick chargers augment the medium-speed (Level 2) loaders with slower charging speeds already in the airport’s indoor car parks. Four Tesla adapters are now available at the new public charging site DCFC, allowing the center to load any electric fast charging car.

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