A new public electric vehicle charging station that can service more than a dozen cars opened this week in Brooklyn.
The so-called “superhub” is the second public charging station operated by Revel, a Brooklyn-based electric vehicle infrastructure and mobility company, and is located in South Williamsburg.
The new charging hub that opened Monday features 15 public EV charging stalls, which can charge at speeds of up to 150kW – considered “ultrafast” charging, the head of Revel said. A full charge can be reached in 10 to 20 minutes.
“Most New Yorkers do not have a driveway or garage. They park their car on the street. So if we're going to expect New Yorkers to transition to electric, there needs to be fast charging options that are publicly available,” Revel CEO and co-founder Frank Reig said during an appearance on "Mornings On 1" Tuesday.
Mayor Eric Adams, who was at the opening of the charging hub, praised Revel for its commitment to helping New York state move away from the use of gas-powered vehicles.
“This station, the largest publicly accessible ultra-fast charging station in New York state, will help support the electrification of New York City’s Uber and Lyft fleet by 2030, as I announced in my State of the City address this year. Drivers want to drive electric vehicles, but New York City needs more chargers. Thanks to Revel, we are making it possible,” he said.
The charging station is located at the historic Dime building on Fourth Street and is open to the public 24/7. There is no entry free, and it is accessible to all EV brands.
Reig noted that Revel hopes to continue to expand its charging hubs over the next few years.
The company is planning a 60-stall site for Maspeth, Queens; a 30-stall site for the South Bronx; and a 10-stall site in Lower Manhattan.
Revel’s first charging hub is located in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
The second opening comes as New York State continues to ambitiously push toward ending the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035, as proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. That proposal, however, has yet to be approved by the state Legislature.