Press conference with elected officials and EV drivers from Long Island will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. to announce the “Power Up in a Park” Initiative that will bring EV charging stations to several North Hempstead Town Parks. The event will be held in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park, NY, which is set to receive charging stations under the initiative, and electric vehicles will form the backdrop of the event.
The Town of North Hempstead on Nassau County’s North Shore is home to over 231,000 residents, but according to plugshare.com, a popular site to locate EV chargers, there are only 8 public EV chargers available within the Town’s borders.
With rising gas prices and new incentives from the Federal Government boosting interest in electric vehicles, EV sales have seen a sharp increase in the US during the first half of 2022 when compared to the same period in 2021, rising from 3.6% of all new vehicles in the US to 6.2%.
Unfortunately, the region’s charging station infrastructure has not kept pace with vehicle sales, holding back many potential car buyers from choosing an electric vehicle due to “range anxiety,” or the fear that a vehicle won’t be able to reach a charging station before running out of power.
By expanding access to charging stations, more Long Islanders will feel comfortable making the switch to an electric vehicle in the future.