Montauk added an additional 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations increasing the number of options to 22 total stations.
According to a press release by East Hampton Town, these stations, are located in the municipal parking lot on South Euclid Avenue, across from the Montauk Post Office. The existing EV charging station network created by the town included six charging stations available to the public at East Hampton Town Hall, and four charging stations in the Amagansett municipal parking lot.
Four of the electric vehicle charging stations in Montauk are ultra-fast Electrify America charging stations compatible for use with most electric vehicle models. Eight of the charging stations are Tesla Superchargers, suitable only for use by Tesla vehicles.
The charging stations were supplied and installed by Tesla and Electrify America at no cost to the Town. The grant was in response to a 2019 request for proposal submitted by East Hampton Town for green transportation support services.
Tesla and Electrify America will be responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of the charging stations.
East Hampton Town also continues to add electric vehicles to its municipal fleet, with seven already in use contributing to the town’s goal of meeting the equivalent of 100% of annual, community-wide energy consumption, such as electricity, heating and transportation with renewable sources by 2030.
“We have also worked toward meeting these progressive energy goals by promoting the use of wind and solar energy, including adding solar panels to town buildings and promoting residential solar installations through our Solarize East Hampton program, and by instituting a host of energy efficiency initiatives,” said East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc.
For more information go to EnergizeEH.org.