NYCEDC Lays Groundwork for Developing Truck-Accessible Electric Charging Stations Throughout City
New Procurement Seeks Innovative Proposals to Develop and Operate Electric Charging Stations for Clean Trucks
Project is part of the City’s $100M Freight NYC Plan that aims to modernize the City’s Freight Distribution System and Reduce Pollution
New York, New York – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) that aims to identify organizations interested in developing and operating truck-accessible electric charging stations throughout the City. The initiative is the latest update to the $100M FreightNYC plan, which will modernize the City’s freight distribution network.
The clean trucks initiative will work to advance the faster adoption of low-and zero-emission delivery vehicles on city streets by gaining market feedback on where truck-accessible stations can be installed to form an initial citywide network. Additionally, the RFEI seeks to educate trucking companies and fleets on the appeal of cleaner tucks and promote existing financing options and incentive programs available to those who adopt greener trucking technologies.
“Identifying ways to introduce eco-friendly modes of transport for goods moving in and out of the City is key to ensuring a more sustainable future for all,” said James Patchett, NYCEDC President and CEO. “By promoting adoption of clean truck technology, we are aiming to modernize the city’s supply chain network as we look to the future of freight.”
“Electric vehicles offer many solutions to the problems and health impacts associated with last mile freight deliveries”, said Michael Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at NYC Department of Transportation. “EDC’s plan to expand EV charging infrastructure availability will help provide the needed confidence for individuals, businesses and fleets to adopt electric vehicles, and will significantly help reduce range anxiety by not having to worry if you need additional charge during hours of vehicle operation. NYCDOT stands ready to work with EDC to help fleets transition to cleaner and zero emission vehicles for businesses that operate trucks in and near Industrial Business Zones.”
“We need to transport people and goods in a way that reduces our reliance on diesel and other fossil fuels,” said Mark Chambers, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. “This initiative will help us electrify delivery vehicles and revolutionize our freight system, contributing to our overall vision of a cleaner, more sustainable transportation network.”
Launched in July 2018, the Freight NYC plan aims to overhaul the city’s aging freight distribution system through strategic investments to modernize our maritime and rail assets and create new distribution facilities. The ultimate goals of the plan include creating nearly 5,000 good-paying jobs for New Yorkers, establishing a more sustainable and resilient supply chain network, and reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions related to freight transportation.
For businesses that construct and/or operate publicly accessible truck charging stations in the five boroughs, New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) offers a waiver of City and State sales tax of 8.875% for all materials, equipment, and installation costs of electric chargers that meet the program’s eligibility requirements. In addition, eligible applicants can also receive Con Edison’s Business Incentive Rate (BIR) that provides a 34-39% reduction of electric delivery costs for stations with a minimum of 100kW aggregate charging capacity.
Parties interested in responding to the RFEI may do so as a single organization or partner with other organizations to submit a joint response. NYCEDC welcomes responses from all business types including but not limited to:
- Companies whose primary business model is in developing, installing, and/or maintaining electric charging infrastructure for passenger and commercial vehicles
- Electric vehicle manufacturers and leasing companies
- Land owners or retailers in New York City interested in installing electric chargers
- Distribution/industrial/logistics businesses operating in NYC that are interested in electrifying their fleet
Submissions for the RFEI will be accepted on a rolling basis, with three submission dates. Responses to the first round of submissions are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019. The RFEI can be downloaded here. Three information sessions will be held at NYCEDC’s offices at 11 a.m. on May 14, August 22, and November 14, 2019. Respondents can submit questions regarding this RFEI by emailing [email protected].
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