Level 2 Vehicle Charging Stations to open in Owego

The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special Ribbon Cutting Event for Nelson Development on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at 130 Temple St. in Owego. Social distancing will be implemented and wearing facemasks will be required.

Ten level 2 electric vehicle stations have been installed at 130 Temple St. for all commercial and residential tenants of the building. Program funding is partially provided by an incentive from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) – Charge Ready NY Program.

The level 2 charging station is a specialized charger, which provides power at 240v on average and will provide up to 20 miles of charge per hour. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) vehicles can both be charged using these Level 2 charges.

Launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2018, Charge Ready NY provides $4,000 per vehicle charging port for public or private employers, building owners, municipalities and non-profit organizations to install Level 2 charging stations.  NYSERDA is providing $7 million for this initiative for a total of 1,750 new charging ports throughout the state.

Joe Rusin, of NYSEG, will be providing an electric car for the Ribbon Cutting.  

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) are fully-electric cars with rechargeable batteries and no gasoline engine.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) can recharge the battery through both regenerative braking and “plugging in” to an external source of electrical power.

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