The project will consist of more than 200 high-power fast chargers and will be located at Kearny Point Industrial Park, 10 minutes from the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, and 10 minutes from New York City. It is anticipated that this EV charging hub, serving the high-traffic Tri-State region, will power thousands of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles daily in addition to charging electric marine vessels.
“Power Edison is engaged with leading organisations such as Hugo Neu to make EV charging accessible and ubiquitous” said Shihab Kuran, Ph.D., CEO of Power Edison. “Power Edison leverages its innovative solutions, including mobile truck and barge battery systems, to develop fast charging hubs expeditiously. Our utility-scale mobile power solutions allow us to develop charging sites without having to wait for the typical lengthy power utility infrastructure upgrade process. We welcome fleet owners, charging network operators, vehicle manufacturers and other EV stakeholders to contact us for more information and to reserve capacity.”
Property owner Wendy Neu, CEO of Hugo Neu Realty Management, added that the transportation sector remains the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in New Jersey, accounting for over 40 percent of emissions along with other harmful pollutants and that for decades, Kearny and the surrounding areas have been over-exposed to these pollutants.
“In working with Power Edison to develop this strategically located EV charging hub, we’re bringing about an evolution in the sustainable use of land in this 130-Acre industrial campus” said Ms Neu. “By deploying hundreds of EV chargers at Kearny Point, we will significantly reduce GHGs to help mitigate climate change and improve air quality for disproportionately burdened environmental justice communities in the area. Our innovative partnership with Power Edison is comprehensive in its approach to transforming this key location (located between the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, off Route 9) into model beacons of clean, renewable energy / transportation, while growing local economies.”
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