Con Edison Provides $5 Million for Largest Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Project in NYC
Site Will Have 423 Level 2 Charging Stations and Accelerate EV Adoption in Region
New York City’s largest residential electric vehicle charging project has found its home at Hilltop Village Cooperative, an apartment complex in Queens, through Con Edison’s PowerReady program.
Exhaust from cars, trucks, and buses represent one of the largest sources of carbon emissions across the country. Through Con Edison’s PowerReady program, and in partnership with DVM Industries, the incentives will support upgrading Hilltop Village Cooperative’s electric infrastructure and make the site suitable for 423 Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Level 2 chargers can charge a battery overnight.
Overall, these upgrades will help make the transition to electric vehicles more affordable for station operators and drivers.
“As more of our customers adopt electric vehicles, Con Edison is thinking more boldly about ways to serve increased demand and strengthen the sustainability of our energy grid,” said Raghu Sudhakara, Vice President of Distributed Resource Integration at Con Edison. “We are proud to support New York City’s largest residential electric vehicle charging site as we work with our community partners to transition away from fossil fuels and toward a cleaner energy future.”
PowerReady is currently the largest utility EV charging infrastructure program in the country. It will provide up to $585 million of customer incentives with a goal to support the connection of about 25,000 EV charging plugs to the grid through 2025.
“With the rapid expansion of electric vehicles across our city and the nation, I am pleased to see the installation of charging stations for residents at the Hilltop Village Community,” said New York City Council Member Linda Lee. “As a driver of an EV myself, I look forward to seeing more electric vehicles on the road, and even more charging stations, as residents across the city commit to the sustainability of our environment. Thank you to the team at Con Edison for your work to ensure the energy efficiency of our neighborhoods.”
“This exciting and challenging project pieces together multiple trades- electrical, excavation/sitework, engineering, as well as significant coordination with the building staff spanning across nine buildings,” said James Justice, executive vice president, DVM Industries – an energy solutions company that installs electric vehicle chargers. “DVM, Con Edison, and the Hilltop team worked cohesively from start to finish and we are extremely proud of the result. Establishing this infrastructure equips Hilltop for today's needs and they are well positioned for a more energy-efficient future!"
"With EV charging infrastructure, we expect to see higher EV adoption here in the community and we are another step closer to our sustainability goals,” said Jay Strobing, AKAM Management Property Manager for Hilltop Village Co-Op. “Thank you to DVM for doing such a great job and Con Edison for their support throughout the process!"
“We thank the collaboration of DVM and Con Edison for successfully retrofitting our buildings with electric vehicle charging stations,” said Sandra D. Aikens, president of Hilltop Village Co-Op #One, Inc. “With this project’s completion Hilltop Village has met a milestone towards its goal to reduce carbon emissions. Our charging stations provide shareholders with convenience and safety as they transition from gas to electric vehicles. Hilltop Village is proud to enhance our community’s participation in the advancement towards a sustainable future for all.”
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