SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The state says electric-vehicle charging units are now available at one Syracuse Mirabito convenience store and will soon be available at an upcoming Mirabito location in a Syracuse suburb.
New York State hopes that adding more charging stations will “encourage more New Yorkers to drive electric vehicles (EVs).”
The Mirabito store at 415 E. Brighton Ave. has four stations that are currently open for use. The store serving the northern Syracuse area at 414 Seventh North St. in Salina — which is currently under construction — has three stations that will be available in late October.
Mirabito is a family-owned and operated energy retailer based in Binghamton that operates more than 100 gas station/convenience stores throughout Central New York.
Mirabito will have a total of 19 chargers at five sites, including Castle Creek and Binghamton. An Oneonta site opened in May. The New York Power Authority will construct, own, and operate the EVolve NY charging network in coordination with Mirabito site hosts.
“The goal of our partnership with NYPA and EVolve NY is to help provide New Yorkers with the charging station options they need to confidently drive electric vehicles,” Joe Mirabito, CEO of Mirabito convenience stores, said in a release. “We support and understand the importance of reducing carbon emissions and appreciate the opportunity to be part of the solution. Working together on projects like these will be key to moving the mission forward.”
EVolve NY will have installed nearly 100 chargers across New York by the end of 2021, which will give the state the third-largest, open access (available to all EVs) 150kW+ fast charging network in the U.S. After this EVolve NY buildout phase is complete, New Yorkers will be able to drive any EV across the state using fast chargers capable of recharging their vehicles in 15-to-30 minutes located every 50 miles or less, according to the state.