Electric Car Charging Stations Near NYC, Long Island, and Tri-state Area
Plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric cars may be relatively new, but there are public charging stations where you can give your car some juice. Many of these charging stations are located near shopping centers, restaurants, parking lots and other public places. There are three levels of charging stations: Level 1, Level 2 and DCFC. Level 1 and Level 2 charging station plugs have been standardized to allow owners of all electric cars to use the same charging infrastructure. The DCFC charging stations are fast. They use direct-current (DC) energy transfer and a 480 VAC input. So, it’s wise to know your car’s capabilities before heading out to a charging station.
Electric Car Models
Electric vehicles are quickly becoming the mainstream and are available in a wide range of designs and brands. Models and brands include the Mitsubishi i-MIEV, Tesla Model X, Ford Focus Electric, BMW i3 and many more. All of these models can be charged at a charging station.
Charging Stations in NYC, Long Island and the Tri-State Area
NYC has set aside a hundred parking spots to juice up with charging ports across the five boroughs. These chargers have been set up in more than 24 neighborhoods, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Grid City Electric charging stations are located throughout Long Island. They can charge up any of the electric models including the BMW i3, Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, JAC J3 EV, Kia Soul EV, Lightning GT, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Nissan Leaf. BMW of Freeport has one electric charging station that can charge two cars at the same time. “NYSERDA recently announced $3.6 million to 14 organizations to install more than 260 electric vehicle charging stations across the state, from Long Island to Buffalo. Most stations will be dual charging stations, with the ability to accommodate two vehicles at once.”
The state of New Jersey is currently spending over $3 million to build over 800 electric charging outlets in the state. “The city of Hartford in Connecticut, United States, has 196 public charging station ports (Level 2 and Level 3) within 15km. 79% of the ports are level 2 charging ports and 55% of the ports offer free charges for your electric car. The two main charging networks in operation are ChargePoint and Tesla.”