On Earth Day 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio set a target of making 20 percent of new vehicle registrations in NYC electric by 2025. Increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) is crucial to the City's efforts to improve air quality  and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

NYC DOT and Con Edison are partnering to install 100 level 2 EV chargers across the five boroughs as part of a three-year pilot program. A level 2 charger can provide a full charge to an EV in four to six hours. The chargers will be distributed across a dozen neighborhoods citywide, and DOT is seeking public input on where these chargers should be located. These curbside chargers provide a charging option for vehicle owners who do not have a driveway or garage.

NYC DOT is engaging with elected officials, community stakeholders, and the general public about this project. DOT and Con Ed plan to install the chargers in 2019.