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Coulomb to Deploy 160 EV Chargers, Part of $4.4m NYSERDA Award

Coulomb Technologies has received $1 million to install more than 160 charging ports throughout New York state.

In partnership with gas and electric company National Grid, Coulomb will deploy 80 percent of these ChargePoint stations (pictured) in upstate New York, the companies said.

The EV charging project is one of 10 announced by New York governor Andrew Cuomo in early June, although Coulomb has since nearly doubled the number of charging stations it will deploy, from 81 to more than 160. In total, the 10 companies and municipalities received $4.4 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Demonstration Program to supply, deploy and install nearly 400 charging stations across the state.

Others EV charging station projects include:

  • New York Power Authority ($989,000) will install 124 charging stations at train and bus stations, airports and municipal parking lots.
  • Golub Corp., parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets ($325,000) will install 12 charging stations at four locations, in the first phase of an intended statewide rollout.
  • Beam Charging ($400,000) will install 28 charging stations, each one in a separate public parking garage around Manhattan.
  • Car Charging Group ($200,000) will install charging stations at up to 15 high-traffic locations in New York City.
  • The City of Rochester ($228,000) will install 24 charging stations at seven busy locations around the city.
  • Access Technology Integration ($244,000) will install charging stations at seven locations around the Albany area.
  • EV Connect ($250,000) will install EV charging stations at five Marriott hotels around New York state.
  • New York Port Authority ($720,000) will install seven experimental charging stations that practice demand-response, for fleet vehicles and public use.
  • Plugin Stations Online ($64,000) will install charging stations at three apartment complexes in Albany, Rochester and Buffalo, as well as one at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy.

Another round of the program is currently underway with proposals due July 25, 2012.

Last year, NYSERDA received a $1 million US Department of Energy grant on behalf of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a collaboration of the transportation, energy, and environment agencies of 10 Northeast states and Washington, DC, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. One of TCI’s projects is to develop the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, which enables travelers to drive plug-in cars and trucks from northern New England to DC and all states in between.

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