Revitalizing New York's Communities with KIGT's Medium-Duty eStation Network
KIGT, Inc. will develop an eStation charging network in Brooklyn, NY, for charging fleet and non-fleet medium-duty electric vehicles. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) electrification is critical to achieving energy independence and advancing NY's energy and GHG emissions reductions goals. Electrifying commercial vehicles is essential for reducing emissions for NY's disadvantaged communities, where historical injustice has resulted in low-income residents and people of color disproportionately located near higher commercial and industrial activity areas. Deploying a combination of innovative power throttling Level 2+ and DCFC chargers will limit costs and grid impacts. The eStation model will accelerate adoption of medium-duty EVs, create economic opportunities within the local community, and provide a scalable solution for replication in other communities. Development of the charging network will create skilled job opportunities for Brooklyn's residents, serve as a hub for EV research and development, and improve quality of life.
KIGT, Inc. will develop an eStation charging network in Brooklyn, NY, for charging fleet and non-fleet medium-duty electric vehicles. Deploying a combination of 80A Level 2+ and 100-kW DC Fast charging stations will limit feeder circuit impacts and expensive system upgrades, reducing installation and operational costs. KIGT's dynamic pricing model will provide cost incentives to customers who choose to reduce charger output during peak demand periods or participate in V2G programs, which will provide substantial benefits to the electric grid. The KIGT charging network will provide access to EV charging stations without the need for businesses to install the stations themselves, increasing access to clean energy technologies in communities suffering the worst impacts from air pollution and climate change. KIGT will also work with a local community-based organization to establish an Electric Vehicle Network Technician (EVNT) training program, creating new job opportunities in New York's disadvantaged communities.
Within the three-year project period, the eStation network model will accelerate adoption of medium-duty electric vehicles, create economic opportunities within the local community, and provide a model that can be adapted for additional locations and communities. During and beyond the project period, the development of the charging network will create skilled job opportunities for Brooklyn's residents. KIGT's eStation will also be a hub for EV research and development, positioning the surrounding community as the natural extension for pilot demonstrations that will continue to improve quality of life and reduce air pollution.