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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations @ Lexington Co-op’s Hertel Location – Buffalo Rising

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[More] electric charging stations are coming to Buffalo. Last week, I noticed that they had been installed at a parking lot in the Old First Ward, next to The Barrel Factory. And earlier today, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations were unveiled at the Lexington Co-op on Hertel. As more EVs are purchased – especially considering elevated gas prices – the future of sustainable transportation is clearer and clearer.
The installation of the two level-two charging stations on Hertel are supported by National Grid ‘s Electric Vehicle Make-Ready Program. Each station features four, 240-volt Level 2 charging ports*. National Grid provided incentives that covered 50 percent of the total project cost.
The goal is to have a network of these stations throughout the region, which will encourage more people to purchase EVs. It will also be helpful to those who have already purchased EVs in advance of the network being established. The stations – installed by Montante Solar – can fully charge vehicles in as little as six hours.
“The co-op was built on the idea of sustainability. Over the past 50 years, we’ve aligned ourselves with efforts that honor the environment – from being proponents for improving the city’s transportation infrastructure to offering recyclable and composting packaging,” said Jenny Bruce, Safety Compliance and Sustainability Coordinator for the Lexington Co-op. “The installation of these EV charging stations reinforces our values and meets the growing demand of EV owners in this community.”
“Hertel is a wonderful commercial corridor and I can’t wait to see more EVs on the street,” said Delaware District councilmember Joel Feroleto. “EVs are cleaner and quieter, which means that these new charging stations are crucial to enabling more people to transition to an electric mode of transportation. This is the perfect fit for the Co-op, and the neighborhood.”
“Electric vehicle adoption is on the rise across New York State, and the Co-op’s Level 2 charging stations are proven customer amenities that can benefit co-op members and visitors who are looking to to top off their EVs as they shop the market or walk the surrounding neighborhood,” said Whitney Skeans, National Grid’s Senior Program Manager, Electric Vehicles – New York. “Working with the Co-op, which is dedicated to sustainability and environmentally-friendly solutions, is a natural fit for National Grid, which is focused on creating a path to a more affordable, reliable clean energy future through our fossil-free vision.”
*As of right now, the first hour of charging is free. After that, EV owners will be charged $2.50 per hour. Users must use Chargepoint for their transactions. The charging stations will be available from 7am until 11pm everyday.
Newell Nussbaumer is ‘queenseyes’ – Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world’s largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival. Coming soon… ‘fig’ Fashion Show. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | [email protected]
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