CarCharging Recieves $200,000 NYSERDA Award to Install EV Charging Stations in New York

July 04, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

CarCharging Group announced it received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to supply, deploy and install EV charging stations throughout New York City.

Powered by the ChargePoint® Network, the CarCharging EV charging stations will be installed in multi-residential buildings and monthly parking garages.

"The deployment of our EV charging services throughout New York City is a continuation of our efforts to extend our reach to support growing sales of electric vehicles and increased consumer demand for EV charging services," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "Thanks in part to NYSERDA’s funding, CarCharging is proud to help the state expand its EV infrastructure."

The award comes from NYSERDA’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Demonstration Program, which is providing funding to 325 charging stations around the state.

"NYSERDA is pleased to join Gov. Andrew Cuomo in promoting electric vehicles around the state. EVs offer a cleaner alternative to combustion engines, helping to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and the emission of greenhouse gases," said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. "CarCharging will play an important role in supporting the creation of an electric vehicle future in New York."

CarCharging’s newest stations will be installed in high-traffic locations in Manhattan and in Brooklyn, where growing numbers of EV drivers park at home and work, as well as for restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

CarCharging’s service utilizes a Coulomb Technologies EV fast charging station, known as Level II, which provides 240V with 32A of power to quickly refuel an electric vehicle’s battery. The EV charging stations utilize the standard SAE J1772™ connector widely adopted by nearly all automobile manufacturers.

EV drivers can easily register and create a CarCharging account online, and attach a small card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at any intelligent CarCharging station. The CarCharging keychain card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint Network, the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. Car Charging also accepts direct payment via credit card.

Users can pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at The ChargePoint mobile application for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry phones also provides real-time charging station location information with turn-by-turn directions. Drivers will soon be able to reserve a time slot, guaranteeing access to EV charging stations to recharge their electric vehicle.

Electric vehicles already on the market include the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, BMW ActiveE, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Coda, and Fisker Karma. Additional electric vehicle models are expected to be available later this year.