New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEOC) officials announced today that the state is planning to build a new electric vehicle charger at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The $3.3 billion project will build on existing charging infrastructure, including Tesla’s Gigafactory in Fremont, California.
The new charger is expected to cost $100 million, according to DEOC, and will be located on the lower deck of the Navy Yard’s new Marine Terminal.
The project is expected start in 2020 and will continue for at least five years, said DEOC spokesman Andrew Ziebart.
The company will start building a parking lot and parking structure to house the charging station, which will be open to the public and allow residents and businesses to access the charging stations from a distance of up to four miles.
Ziebart said the $3bn project will be built using existing infrastructure.
The installation of the chargers will allow for an additional 50,000 electric vehicles per year, Ziebarth said.
He said the new chargers are expected to bring the number of electric vehicles in New York City to 1.5 million by 2030.
New York State has already invested more than $2 billion in the Gigafactories in California and Michigan.
New York’s goal is to increase that number to 2 million electric vehicles by 2020.
The state also has plans to invest more than another $1 billion in electric vehicle infrastructure.
The plan is to install more than 100 charging stations throughout the state by 2020, including at the Navy Yards, in the Bronx and Staten Island, according a DEOC news release.
The New York Times previously reported that the agency was considering the installation of a charging station at the Naval Academy, where former President Joe Biden was sworn in in 2019.