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$12 Million to Advance Electric Vehicle Adoption with Electric Grid


A $12 million initiative to support the development and demonstration of innovative, replicable solutions that advance electric vehicle adoption and the integration of electric vehicles with the electric grid. The initiative also seeks to support novel demonstrations of medium- and heavy-duty electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. In addition to supporting the State’s transition to zero-emission vehicles by 2035, today’s announcement advances the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act requirements to achieve a zero-emission electricity sector by 2040 and reduce emissions by 85 percent by 2050.

Through this competitive program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the State seeks to:

  • Advanced well-managed electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and reduced grid integration costs;
  • Improve the economics of EV ownership for residential consumers and commercial fleet managers;
  • Spur research and innovation that supports widespread deployment of EVs as a beneficial asset to both EV owners and grid operators including combining EVs with bi-directional charging, energy storage, and on-site energy generation; and
  • Demonstrate medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification, either through fuel-cell electric vehicles or standard battery-operated EVs.

“As New York continues to advance toward a zero-emission future, it’s imperative that we continue to improve the affordability of clean transportation ownership as we scale up a resilient and reliable energy grid,” Governor Hochul said. “This $12 million initiative offers an innovative way to do both — exploring and supporting options for vehicle charging infrastructure that also provides energy back to the grid. We are committed to making it possible for both residents and companies to transition to owning and charging electric vehicles — building a greener future for all.”

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “Investments in technology and research are advancing electric vehicle adoption and grid infrastructure upgrades, making EVs accessible to more New Yorkers, reducing emissions that disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities, and helping achieve the State’s climate requirements. I applaud Governor Hochul’s commitment to ensuring New York remains a leader in cutting greenhouse gases and promoting the growth of a greener transportation industry.”

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