FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2023
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North Hempstead to Add Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Throughout the Town
North Hempstead, NY – The North Hempstead Town Board recently voted unanimously to amend an agreement with Blink Charging Co. to install Level 2 EV and DC charging stations at facilities throughout the Town. The stations will be installed in the Mary Jane Davies Green parking lot, the Clinton G. Martin Park parking lot, Port Washington Public Park District Lot 4, and the Michael J. Tully Park parking lot. This initiative was spearheaded by Council Member Veronica Lurvey as part of her GoGreen environmental initiatives.
“This is an incredible opportunity for the Town of North Hempstead to increase accessibility to electric vehicle charging stations for our residents,” said Council Member Lurvey. “This initiative was spearheaded by the Climate Smart Communities Task Force, and I was proud to bring it to the Board. By adding these charging stations, we are furthering our goals of creating a more sustainable, resilient, and green future. It is my hope that this will also incentivize North Hempstead’s residents to transition to electric vehicles.”
The Town first undertook the process of issuing a request for proposals to add electric vehicle charging stations in North Hempstead in December 2020. In early 2021, the Town analyzed the qualified proposals, and the Town Board unanimously voted on November 18, 2021 to approve an agreement with Blink Charging to help facilitate this initiative. This latest amendment approves the locations in which the charging stations will be installed.
The installation of these fast-charging stations will be at no cost to taxpayers. Revenue from the charging stations will be shared with the Town. The Town will work with the community and Blink Charging to explore future charging location sites which may include local Town parks, downtown areas, and transportation hubs.
Blink Charging is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of its 23,000 deployed charging locations worldwide.
The Town Board passed additional environmental items at its April 4 meeting, including resolutions to establish a new Town policy requiring the installation of water-efficient fixtures in all Town projects and the production of sustainability program on North Hempstead TV.