The Mirabito convenience store chain plans to install DC fast charging hubs at five locations in central New York. The five hubs, which are to go into service by this fall, will offer a total of 19 chargers. The project is part of the New York Power Authority’s EVolve NY charging network, which will be expanded to 150 chargers across the state by the end of 2021.
“Public-private partnerships enable New York to build a network of fast, affordable and reliable electric vehicle public charging stations in a nimble and affordable way,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Expanding high-speed charging in local markets across the state is a crucial step in encouraging more drivers to choose EVs.”
The Governor’s Make Ready program, which is funded by investor-owned utilities, has a goal of deploying more than 50,000 chargers by 2025.
Mirabito Convenience Stores operates more than 100 stores throughout central New York. The first of the charging sites to go live is located at Southside Oneonta—it features a 24-hour store, public rest rooms and a car wash. The site will have three 150 kW chargers and one 350 kW charger. Two of the stations will be equipped with both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, and one parking space will be ADA-compliant. All of the chargers support the new Plug and Charge standard, which allows compliant vehicles to initiate charging and payment automatically.
The other Mirabito sites will be located along the Binghamton-Syracuse corridor. After this EVolve NY buildout phase is complete, New Yorkers will be able to drive any EV from New York City to Montauk, from Albany to Montreal, and from Binghamton to Buffalo with fast chargers capable of recharging their vehicles in 15-30 minutes located every 50 miles or less.
NYPA will develop and operate the Mirabito sites in collaboration with Electrify Commercial, a business unit of Electrify America that provides customized end-to-end charging solutions to businesses, utilities and government entities.
Source: New York Governor’s Office