The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) efforts to install electric vehicle chargers across state is off to a slow start, with missed deadlines and nearly half of state’s counties still without the technology, says audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
“Compared to what was promised, the roll out of electric vehicle chargers has been a disappointment so far,” said DiNapoli, according to Albany Times- Union.
The audit has left many to wonder what will happen in 2035, the year a law recently signed by Gov. Hochul goes into effect banning the sale of gasoline powered cars. If the state doesn’t have enough charging ports by that time, drivers could face major challenges or resort to buying gasoline powered vehicles out-of-state.
So far, there are 9,300 chargers across the state. As of June 2021, the NYPA had only installed 277 of those EV charging ports, hence DiNapoli’s criticism of the organization’s efforts.
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