MALTA — Stewart’s Shops has begun expanding the options for electric vehicles at its network of gas stations.
The convenience store chain and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the development Tuesday. It is part of the New York Power Authority’s Evolve NY initiative, which will add fast-charging stations across the state to help reach the state’s clean energy goals.
The chargers Stewart’s is installing in Schodack are powerful enough to provide a full charge in 15 to 30 minutes, and are expected to be fully operational in September. Additional units will be installed in Moreau, Latham, Keene and Clifton Park under the NYPA initiative.
These five locations will offer a total of 20 chargers; they will be built, owned and operated by NYPA.
Stewart’s also has three Tesla supercharging stations across New York and plans to install two more by the end of this year.
“We are proud to offer our customers more options for ‘filling’ up their tanks,” Stewart’s President Gary Dake said in a news release. “The 20 EVolve NY Chargers will grow our fast-charging network to more than 80 units.”
The Malta-based company operates about 350 retail locations across New York and Vermont.
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