People at the Thruway Authority don't seem to know much about these things. Whenever I contact them about it, they act like they didn't know EVs exist. I even pointed them to their own website which says they are looking into "Level 3" quick charging for electric vehicles.
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The Thruway Authority (Authority) strives to meet requirements of the Federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 and New York State Executive Orders 111 and 142, which urge State agencies and authorities to become less dependent on foreign oil and to provide cleaner air.
The Authority's use and proactive approach to alternative fuels has allowed compliance with State and Federal alternative fuel objectives. One way the Authority adheres to these goals is by dispensing Compressed Natural Gas at its Albany facility at McCarty Avenue.
Further, the Authority uses B-20, which is 20% bio-diesel blended with #1 or #2 regular diesel, in multiple locations across the State. The Authority has also expanded its fleet to more than 400 active E85 vehicles and modified two of the five E85 fueling stations to allow other outside State agencies to fill their flex-fuel vehicles with ethanol.
In addition, the Authority is working towards installing level III electric vehicle charging stations at select travel plazas across the System.
I personally think that the best thing NYS could do would be to install a bank of QCs at every thruway rest stop, from NYC to Buffalo (and back). But that is only just starting to happen, and it's happening at the speed of government. It's nice to have other options popping up nearby.