ALBANY — Livingston Energy Group has completed installation on 20 new electric vehicle charging stations at Crossgates Mall in Albany.
“The forward thinking of Livingston and Crossgates, with the help from National Grid and NYSERDA, I hope will be a catalyst to encourage other areas and companies towards energy efficiency goals,” said Mark Eagan, Chief Executive Officer at Capital Region Chamber, and President and CEO of Center for Economic Growth, in a statement.
The stations at Crossgates enables folks a chance to charge up at a convenient location.
“Crossgates Mall has been a long-time partner of National Grid’s and we are pleased to add them to the growing list of upstate New York partners who are expanding access to electric vehicle chargers with more than $100,000 in support from National Grid,” said Laurie Poltynski, New York Regional Director, National Grid. “New York has an ambitious energy policy and National Grid is doing its part by aggressively working to increase the number of EV charging stations across the state. National Grid will target charging stations for municipalities, workplaces, retail locations, and multi-unit dwellings, as well as fleet electrifications for large companies. We have set a goal of installing 16,000 electric vehicle plugs in New York by 2025.”
This effort complements New York State’s nation-leading climate and clean energy goals as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to lower greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050. Charge Ready NY works together with other programs, such as the “Make-Ready” Program to amplify the number of charging stations statewide to 50,000 and connect access to meet New York’s goal of deploying 850,000 zero-emission vehicles by the end of 2025.