Revel Expands Superhub Network, Tripling NYC's Public Fast Charging Access

Revel, a Brooklyn-based electric mobility and infrastructure company, announced it is developing and opening five new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging Superhubs in New York City, adding 136 public charging stalls to New York's EV infrastructure landscape. Like Revel's flagship Superhub in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, the five new sites will be open 24/7 and accessible to any brand of EV. The sites will be equipped with ultrafast charging capable of charging an EV in 10-20 minutes. 
Revel Expands Superhub Network, Tripling NYC
Revel's flagship Superhub in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Credit: Revel.

Revel's five new Superhubs are:

  • 60 stalls in Maspeth, Queens

  • 30 stalls in Port Morris, The Bronx

  • 20 stalls in Red Hook, Brooklyn

  • 16 stalls at the historic Dime building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

  • 10 stalls at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan


The Maspeth, Port Morris, South Williamsburg and Lower East Side sites will open to the public by the end of 2023, while the Red Hook site will open in 2024. 

"The Bronx refuses to be left behind in the transition to electric vehicles. As new congestion pricing proposals threaten to divert more traffic through our community, which already suffers from the nation's highest asthma rates, we need to electrify our streets today and clean up the air we breathe," said Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15). "The addition of the first public fast charging station in the borough in Port Morris is an important step in the right direction toward a cleaner and greener city. Alongside the coming Hunts Point electric freight hub, the Bronx's EV future is quickly becoming reality."

According to Plugshare, there are currently 71 fast charging stalls across the five boroughs that are public and universally accessible (equipped with Combined Charging System [CCS] plugs). Adding 136 new fast charging stalls will bring Revel's network to over 160 stalls, and the company will operate roughly 80% of New York City's public fast charging infrastructure.

"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 & Co-Founder 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." 

Revel's Maspeth Superhub will be the largest public, universally accessible fast charging station in the Western Hemisphere with 60 stalls. The Maspeth Superhub will be situated on a high-traffic corridor for light-and heavy-duty vehicles, especially those servicing the transportation, delivery and freight sectors. 

In Brooklyn, Revel's South Williamsburg Superhub will be located in the historic Dime building, where Revel recently relocated its headquarters, and will have 16 stalls accessible to the building's residential and corporate tenants as well as the general public. Revel's Red Hook Superhub, also known as the Red Hook Recharge Zone, recently received a $7 million New York Clean Transportation Prizes Program award and will be developed with community partners including Green City Force and Empire Clean Cities. The site will include 20 charging stalls and a multi-use community center, which will provide green jobs training to local residents. 

Revel's Bronx Superhub will be the first public fast charging site anywhere in the borough. It will be located in Port Morris in the South Bronx, a neighborhood that has historically reported some of the highest asthma rates in the country, and have 30 stalls. The Lower East Side Superhub with 10 stalls will be located at Pier 36 directly off of the FDR Drive, making it easily accessible for both commuters and for-hire-vehicle operators.

Revel also unveiled an interactive digital map of every public fast charging station in New York City, including all existing sites and the five Revel sites currently under development. The map, which is available on Revel's website, includes location, number of stalls, plug types, speed, hours and fee information for each site. It is available as a resource for all New Yorkers, especially those interested in going electric.

In addition to charging the public's EVs, Revel's new charging sites will power the company's own all-electric rideshare service, which currently has 200 Tesla Model Ys operated by over 480 W-2 employee drivers. 

Revel's new Superhubs will be part of the company's efforts to strengthen New York City's grid. Revel's rideshare fleet will participate in managed charging at the new sites, charging during off-peak hours for the grid. The five sites will also participate in demand response, incentivizing EV users to charge their vehicles ahead of Con Edison's power curtailment events during peak summer hours. 

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