Electric vehicle startup Revel said in January that it will build five new EV-charging “superhubs” across New York City. The company plans to bring 136 new fast-charging stalls to Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens – in addition to its existing 25-slot hub in Brooklyn. The superhubs will be available 24/7 and can produce a full charge in 10 to 20 minutes, according to Revel.
“The only way mass EV adoption will ever happen in New York City is if the charging infrastructure is there to support it,” said Revel CEO Frank Reig. “We need high-volume, public sites in the neighborhoods where people actually live and work, and that’s exactly what Revel is delivering with our growing Superhub network. This is the biggest fast charging expansion our city has ever seen, and it’s a huge step toward making our EV transition a reality.”
The largest new site will be in Queens, where the company plans to build a 60-unit superhub at the corner of 54th Road and 46th Street. Revel is calling it “the largest public, universally accessible fast charging station in the Western Hemisphere.” The company also plans a 30-port hub in the South Bronx at East 139th Street and Bruckner Boulevard. In Brooklyn, the company intends to open a 20-slot hub on Red Hook’s industrial waterfront, along with a “green jobs training center” – along with 16 units at their Williamsburg’s Dime Building headquarters. In Manhattan, 10 units will open at Pier 36. All the sites are expected to open by the end of 2023, except the Red Hook location, which will open the following year.
“Making fast, reliable electric vehicle charging accessible across New York City’s five boroughs is at the foundation of reducing emissions in our city,” said Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi in a statement. “We applaud Revel’s infrastructure investment in New York City, which will make it easier for drivers to go electric.”
Revel has quickly become one of the biggest players in the city’s EV sector, employing 480 drivers, operating 200 for-hire vehicles.