Bridgehampton now has its first fast-charging hub for electric vehicles – in a municipal lot at 99 School Street. Installed by the New York Power Authority, the four-charger station is the third Long Island site (after Riverhead and Commack) in New York State’s EVolve NY fast charging network. The chargers are universal and can be used by any compatible EV. High-speed Supercharger locations, in East Hampton and Water Mill, are for Teslas only.
NYPA maintains the largest open-access high-speed charging network in New York State with 122 ports at 32 sites along major travel corridors, helping ensure that EV drivers in New York don’t have to worry about running out of charge.
EVolve NY Direct Current Fast Chargers can charge most of the battery capacity in any make or model of EV in as little as 20 minutes. The Bridgehampton charging stations, on the Electrify America network, are equipped with fast charging connectors—combined charging system (CCS) plugs rated at 150 kW and two CHAdeMO connectors rated at up to 100kW—so all electric vehicles, including Tesla cars with an adapter, can plug in.
The Evolve NY hub is part of New York State’s effort to eliminate “fast charging deserts” and encourage the development of public charging infrastructure that is available to all New Yorkers and visitors. Fully electrifying the transportation sector will help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that pollute the state’s roadways and help the State reach its nation-leading clean energy goals.
With over 100 Evolve NY high-speed chargers across the state, New York has cemented itself as a leader in advancing clean transportation and curbing emissions from the transportation sector – the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the nation,” Governor Hochul said. “The latest three chargers coming to Long Island, which has more EV drivers than anywhere else in the state, mark our progress in building the necessary infrastructure to support our transition to electric vehicles in the battle against climate change.”