WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Mayor Tom Roach has announced the installation and activation of 10 additional electric vehicle charging stations in public parking garages throughout White Plains.
These new installations bring the total number of publicly accessible charging stations in White Plains to 20, making the city a leader in offering this technology to the public.
In early 2012, White Plains was one of the first municipalities in Westchester County to install electric vehicle charging stations. Those 10 stations are geared toward commuters and are located adjacent to the White Plains TransCenter garage. The 10 new EV charging stations are in the following public parking garages:
- Lexington-Grove East Garage (Galleria East) – 100 Main St. – three chargers.
- Hamilton-Main Garage – 365 Hamilton Ave. – three chargers.
- Longview-Cromwell Garage – 11 Longview Ave. – two chargers.
- Lyon Place Garage – 1 Lyon Place – two chargers.
The new charging stations were supported and installed by the New York Power Authority and the state Energy Research and Development Authority.
The charging stations lay a foundation for additional investments in clean technologies by the private sector and reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.
Each is capable of supplying up to 6 kilowatts of power to an electric vehicle. Charge times will vary depending on the size and type of car, but for midsize cars (e.g., the Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-MAX Hybrid Energi or Nissan Leaf), charging is expected to take about four hours.
To use a charging station, customers should download the free EV Connect app. This will activate the charging station and allow the customer to monitor the charging process remotely.
Once the app has been activated, the customer pays $1.50 per hour, which covers both parking and electricity, through the normal payment process at the garage pay stations.
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