Plug It In, NY

February 17, 2021

We are committed to educating, engaging, and empowering New Yorkers to be effective advocates for the environment. One of our top priorities is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, New York’s largest source of emissions. Given that there are nearly 11.5 million vehicles registered in NYS, getting individual New Yorkers to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) will be key to cutting emissions from the transportation sector. Our Plug it in, NY! Campaign seeks to empower New Yorkers to make an educated choice as to whether adopting an EV would be right for them, through our educational materials and testimonials from EV drivers.

Get the Facts on EVs

EV Make Ready Program

In January 2020, the Governor announced the EV Make Ready Program. The program will support the installation of charging infrastructure by providing funding for up to 90% of the costs to make a site “ready” for EV charging. The infrastructure is expected to provide more than $2.6 billion in consumer net benefits. The program will help the state reach its goal of having 850,000 EVs on the road by the end of 2025.

Charging Infrastructure 

There are currently 1,994 public charging stations in New York State, with many more on the way. New York State has made heavy investments in charging infrastructure, and several local utilities within the state are supporting the transition to electric vehicles with charging station installations. 

NYSERDA Charging Station Locator

PlugShare Charging Station Locator

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