Livingston Energy Group, a New York based solution provider for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, announced plans to install 20 charging stations at Crossgates in Albany, New York, the region’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination with 1.7 million square feet of space, including 180 retail shops.
“Each year, we welcome millions of shoppers to Crossgates, and each year more and more of them arrive in electric vehicles,” said Crossgates General Manager J. Michael Gately. “We are eager to meet the needs of EV drivers and provide them with the opportunity to charge their vehicles while shopping, dining, relaxing at the spa or watching a movie. What’s more, Crossgates has always been committed to environmental responsibility. Installing electric vehicle car charging stations is the next thing we can do to honor that commitment.”
“The number of electric vehicles is growing across upstate NY and partnerships like this with Livingston and Crossgates will help increase that growth, and get us close to a more sustainable future,” said Laurie Poltynski, Regional Executive for National Grid in Eastern New York. “This partnership with Livingston is part of National Grid’s electric vehicle charger program that is aimed at supporting New York State’s energy goal’s by adding 16,000 new electric vehicle plugs in National Grid’s upstate New York region by 2025.”
“Crossgates is setting a great example as a community leader in environmental responsibility.” said Jason Zarillo from Livingston Energy Group. “When driving an electric car, you don’t stop for gas anymore, you simply top off your battery as you go. A destination like Crossgates is a perfect place for drivers to spend some time while charging up.”
The project is expected to break ground this month and be ready for shoppers during Q1 of 2021. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to mark the occasion.
Founded in 2016, Livingston Energy Group is a provider of turnkey solutions to public and private organizations, helping them to attain sustainability goals, and upgrade facilities by utilizing government programs and cutting-edge technologies.