Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced on June 3 that their 25kW DC Quick Charger for electric vehicles will be available to the public and is located at Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location in Midtown Manhattan.
The station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour and is the first quick charger in New York City on the ChargePoint network, according to the company. ChargePoint is the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation with over 17,000 charging ports.
“Electric vehicle owners will benefit from the convenient location and the charger’s presence on the ChargePoint Network, and we hope to see more DC Quick Chargers in New York City and the surrounding areas in the coming months,” said Phil Charatz, CEO of Fuji Electric Corp. of America.
Every 10 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 4.5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 3.9 million gallons of gasoline and driven 93 million gas free miles.
Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor in the Northeast and a top provider of DC Fast Charging Stations in the eastern U.S., was responsible for the sale, installation and ongoing maintenance of the charger, with the Edison ParkFast installation one of 13 total stations installed under the Nissan Advantage program. The program was designed to spur adoption of electric vehicles by developing charging infrastructure in areas such as Maryland, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York City.