FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2022
City of Kingston
Receives Funding for
Six New Electric
Vehicle Charging Stations
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is
pleased to announce that City of Kingston has received $73,637 from the
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle
(ZEV) program for six Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports.
To help address climate change and support
building healthier communities, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $2.7 million
awarded to local governments to purchase electric vehicles and install
zero-emission charging/fueling stations for public use.
With the funding, the City of Kingston
will install three new EV charging stations with two ports each at Block Park,
North Front Street and at the City’s Building Safety Office on Garraghan Drive.
“As we move toward drastically reducing
our greenhouse gas emissions as a part of our ambitious goals set forth in the
Kingston Climate Action Plan 2030, providing electric vehicle charging stations
for residents and visitors is one step in helping us realize big change,” said
Mayor Noble. “We thank Governor Hochul and the DEC for awarding Kingston the
funding to expand our charging station locations to better serve more of the
“Our City is committed to expanding EV
infrastructure for both our city fleet and for residents and visitors,” said
Julie Noble, Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator. “We have
been working diligently since 2018 to install EV infrastructure, at no cost to
the public, so that we can be part of the solution to reduce our reliance on
fossil fuels with the transition to an electrified transit system. The new
Climate Action Plan 2030 continues to advance those goals.”
In the summer of 2018, the City installed
three new public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in three municipal lots:
Cornell St, Dock Street, and Lower Broadway. In 2019, a new EV Charging Station
was installed in a city municipal lot at the Building Safety Department's lot
off of Garraghan Drive. Additionally, a new EV Charging Station will be
installed as part of the DRI investment upgrades at Dietz Stadium and in the
Prince Street lot, in 2022.
As of January 2022, the existing Kingston
EV Charging Stations have saved 37,499 kg of GHG emissions, cumulatively.
Governor Hochul also announced an
incentive program for New Yorkers to save up to $2,000 on the purchase of an
electric vehicle through the Drive
Clean Rebate program.
For more information on City of Kingston
transportation initiatives, click here.
Visit EngageKingston for more on the Climate Action Plan 2030.