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New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:10 pm

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Commercial businesses wanting to set up shop in the Town of New Paltz will now have to go green. The town adopted a local law requiring that they install electric charging stations, said Town Supervisor Susan Zimet.

“When somebody goes before the planning board, one of the things they have to look at is actually creating electric vehicle charging stations in their site plan and they have the option not to do it if they can prove reasons why they shouldn’t.
Is this happening elsewhere? I've never heard of it before.
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:29 am

I used to work in New Paltz, what a great town!
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:22 am

I hope this becomes real. Being right off the Thruway, New Paltz would make a great pit stop for many travellers.
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:51 am

Well, the Thruway is currently installing dual-standard QCs at the service plazas between Albany and NYC, so I don't know how many people would actually exit to charge up in New Paltz. But I've stopped there to visit friends before, it's a cute town. I wish more places would adopt this idea.
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:03 am

NYLEAF wrote:http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2015/ ... Jun15.html
Commercial businesses wanting to set up shop in the Town of New Paltz will now have to go green. The town adopted a local law requiring that they install electric charging stations, said Town Supervisor Susan Zimet.

“When somebody goes before the planning board, one of the things they have to look at is actually creating electric vehicle charging stations in their site plan and they have the option not to do it if they can prove reasons why they shouldn’t.
Is this happening elsewhere? I've never heard of it before.
It will be interesting to see how businesses choose to comply with this. Chargepoint (or other vendors) should jump in there with a full turn-key compliance solution. Nothing in the report says the charging has to be provided free...
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:40 am

This seems like nonsense forcing a business to do this, It is not the role of a business to provide charging and they should be able to opt out without much trouble. Requiring green aspects like lighting, etc makes sense but this takes it a bit far and is yet another cost the business must incur plus any logistical and liability issues. Businesses should get incentives not be forced or coerced to do things like this. Next step they will dictate rate structures once disgruntled businesses make the rates very high. Forcing is not the way to get compliance and a positive result.

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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:52 pm

NYLEAF wrote:Well, the Thruway is currently installing dual-standard QCs at the service plazas between Albany and NYC, so I don't know how many people would actually exit to charge up in New Paltz. But I've stopped there to visit friends before, it's a cute town. I wish more places would adopt this idea.
Yes, I know about their plan to install QCs on the Thruway. The Poughkeepsie Journal reported they would be operational by this past Memorial Day. I haven't heard any update, and Plugshare still has them listed as "coming soon".

My point is that more options is a good thing. Their are plenty of travelers throughout the Hudson Valley, not just on the Thruway. Plus travelers in the area wouldn't have to get on the thruway just for a charge. That could take you 50 miles out of your way, plus the toll, depending on where you are.
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:02 pm

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They're now saying "summer", although I remember originally seeing July. (Google searching leads me to believe the article was edited after I first saw it). Maybe someone at the Thruway Authority confused Memorial Day and Labor Day? :shock:
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:10 pm

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.

http://www.thruway.ny.gov/oursystem/env ... nergy.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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.
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Re: New Paltz, NY requires new businesses to install EVSEs

Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:33 am

Why do these chargers always take so incredibly long to install? It's not rocket science, is it?

I know a home charger is much simpler, but I installed my own charger in about a day, which included building it. And I'm not a rocket scientist.

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