A Canandaigua, NY Fleet Management Company, MyFleetDept.com is providing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the 2013 New York State Fair, which opens Thursday, August 22nd. “This is an ideal application for EV infrastructure”, said Mike Moser, President. “Any venue where people park for a couple of hours or more is an opportunity to re-fuel their electric vehicle. This allows EV owners to attend the Fair from greater distances than previously”.
Popularity of full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is growing. Reports show sales are increasing at a faster rate than basic hybrid vehicles, like the popular Toyota Prius did in their early stage. “Our Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment division is seeing a steady increase in sales and installations”, said Moser. “It’s an exciting time for the transportation industry and we are thrilled to be involved with expanding the EV charging infrastructure”.
The Charging Stations are free to use and located in the Gate 10 parking lot next to the fair entrance. Enter through Gate 6 or 7 and proceed to the Gate 10 lot. The NY State Fair is open from August 22
nd through September 2nd.
Governor Cuomo Announces Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that more than 360 electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid charging stations will be installed across the state in support of his Charge NY initiative.
Charge NY, unveiled by Governor Cuomo during his State of the State address earlier this year, is an initiative to create a statewide network of up to 3,000 public and workplace charging stations over the next five years and to put up to 40,000 plug-in vehicles on the road during that period. This initiative is being spearheaded by both the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
“Building this network of innovative charging stations will encourage New Yorkers to use fuel-efficient alternatives like electric vehicles as well as grow the green industry and jobs in the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Charge NY program shows how New York is leading the way toward an electric vehicle future, and it is helping to drive the state’s clean energy economy.”
“These charging stations – well placed for public use – will help encourage more electric vehicles on the road,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. “The Power Authority is proud to move the Governor’s clean transportation agenda forward with this consumer demand-driven program.”
In addition, NYSERDA has awarded $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 Governor’s announcement today is just one more step the State is taking to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and promote the use of electric vehicles as a viable option to consumers,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. “The investment the State is making in this infrastructure, under Governor Cuomo, underscores our continued commitment to clean energy and energy efficiency programs, which will also help to stimulate the economy and protect our environment.”
MyFleetDept moved the electric-vehicle supply end of the business into its own
subsidiary named EV Charge Solutions.
EV Charge Solutions
will work on projects funded by the New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority as well as deal with commercial customers.
Also, the subsidiary
has opened an online store offering a range of EV charging products.
The site, www.evCHARGEsolutions.com,
provides information about the locations in the region of charging stations and
funding opportunities related to EVs. The site also answers questions about
which EV equipment might work best in a given situation.
the EV charging business from our core fleet management business will allow
each team to better focus on their business unit," Michael Moser,
president of MyFleetDept, said. "This will provide us with the resources
necessary to strengthen and grow both operations."