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Long Island Electric Vehicle Sales Soar In 2022

Huntington-based electric vehicle (EV) coalition, Drive Electric Long Island, released its second “State of Electric Vehicles on Long Island” report, revealing accelerating growth in electric vehicles on Long Island with many communities in the last six months of 2022 having 15-20% all original vehicle registrations electric powered.

The report, a comprehensive look at the status of electric vehicle adoption on Long Island, reveals Long Island is a leader in electric vehicle adoption in New York State with 28% of all of the EVs despite being only 15% of the state’s population. In 2022, over 50 models from 21 brands of vehicles were sold on Long Island. Among the over 35,426 registered electric vehicles at year end 2022, full battery electric vehicles were leading the way. Sales of Tesla battery electric vehicles were most popular in both Nassau County and Suffolk County. An analysis of EV charging infrastructure revealed a steady increase in the availability of electric vehicle charging on Long Island. However, the report notes that a large majority of the DC Fast Charge sites are Tesla proprietary charging stations and many of the non-Tesla Fast Charge sites are older devices that operate at slower speeds. The report concludes that continued expansion of EV infrastructure is needed, particularly to service non-Tesla vehicles at multi-family dwellings.

In addition to these findings, the report includes electric vehicles and charging station basics, and information on available rebates and incentives as well as links to a broad range of useful electric vehicle information such as comparing available vehicle models, charging options and charging station locators.

The report is available for download at the coalition’s website

About Drive Electric Long Island

The Drive Electric Long Island is dedicated to encouraging and accelerating the adoption of electric vehicle usage and charging infrastructure on Long Island through advocacy, education and outreach efforts to local municipalities, companies, residents. and industry stakeholders. The coalition seeks to support the goals of the NYS Climate Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 40% by 2030, and no less than 85% reduction by 2050 and help meet the NYS Multi-State Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Action Plan objective of 850,000 new ZEVs by 2025, which includes 178,500 new ZEVs for Long Island.

Led by the U.S. Green Building Council – Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI), the coalition includes a broad range of electric vehicle (EV) stakeholders on Long Island including PSEG Long Island, Farmingdale State College, Suffolk County, Suffolk County Community College, The Sustainability Institute at Molloy University, the Sierra Club, the NY League of Conservation Voters, Emerald Alternative Energy Solutions, Long Island EVs, Cameron Engineering, as well as other Long Island municipalities, automakers, car dealerships, industry associations, business leaders and EV enthusiasts.

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