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Fuji Electric installs 25 kW DC Quick Charger in Manhattan; EV Connect lands NY state charging contract
4 June 2014
Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced the installation of a 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location, located in Midtown Manhattan. The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in less than one hour.
As the first quick charger in New York City on the ChargePoint network, the project marks a milestone for Midtown Manhattan and EV owners who have voiced the need for locally available charging infrastructure. ChargePoint is the largest and most open EV charging network in the US with more than 17,000 charging ports.
Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor in the Northeast was responsible for the sale, installation and ongoing maintenance of the charger, with the Edison ParkFast installation one of 13 total stations installed under the Nissan Advantage program. The program was designed to spur adoption of electric vehicles by developing charging infrastructure in areas such as Maryland, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York City.
Separately, EV Connect announced it has been awarded a four-year, $1,568,108 value contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the deployment and management of more than 100 EV charging stations in 37 locations throughout New York State.
These EV charging stations will operate on EV Connect’s open charging network and provide NYPA and its customers with real-time charge station monitoring, electricity usage, payment processing, reporting, demand response capabilities, and more. EV Connect’s management services will also eliminate NYPA’s need for hands-on charging station operations and driver support functions.
The new EV charging stations are part of the Charge New York Initiative, introduced in 2013. ￼New York aims to establish a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations within the ￼next several years.
The EV charging stations will be rolled out in three phases; stations in Phase 1 are already￼being installed.
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