Revel Plans EV Charging Hub in Brooklyn
Revel, the NYC-based electric moped transport company, says it plans to install up to 30 EV fast chargers (aka Level 3 or DC Fast Chargers) in Williamsburg
Revel, whose light blue electric mopeds are a common sight around NYC, announced its intention to get into EV charging infrastructure. The Company initially plans to build 10 chargers before expanding to a total of 30 chargers by the summer, all of which aim to deliver fast charging 24/7 (i.e. 100 miles of charge in 20 minutes). According to TechCrunch, Revel will be using Tritium’s new RTM75 model (see video below) for the first 10 chargers, which will go live this spring in Williamsburg. Revel co-founder & CEO Frank Reig noted that a full charge would cost $20. Interestingly, Revel will not use the hub to recharge its fleet of 3,000 electric mopeds.
“If New York City is going to push large-scale electrification somebody needs to be building the infrastructure and Revel is leading the charge” - Frank Reig, Revel Co-founder & CEO
As I wrote recently, the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in NYC, specifically Level 3 / DC fast chargers, is a key deterrent to increased EV adoption by NYC drivers and fleets. This is an interesting move by Revel and one which while costly (i.e. ~$40,000 per charger), could pay dividends for the company as more NYC drivers and fleets adopt electric cars.
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