Jefferson’s Ferry has opened two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus to benefit both residents and staff in the movement towards electric vehicle adoption and to help make an investment towards modern infrastructure across Long Island. “The residents at Jefferson’s Ferry are invested in being environmentally conscious,” Bob Caulfield, Jefferson’s Ferry President and CEO, said. “Our community will always strive to stay progressive in the resources we offer our residents. Providing the convenience of EV charging stations within the Jefferson’s Ferry community made sense to not only benefit our residents but to help invest in growing modern infrastructure in Setauket. The automotive industry is moving towards a growing number of drivers using electric vehicles, we want to be ahead of that trend.”
Jefferson’s Ferry took advantage of PSEG Long Island’s Electric Vehicle Make Ready Program which aims to enable EV adoption and provide access to charging stations by investing in infrastructure across the island. The PSEG Long Island Electric Vehicle Make Ready program directly supports New York State goals to achieve a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2030, and to deploy 850,000 zero emission vehicles by 2025. Long Island’s share of the State goal is 178,500 EVs, based on the ratio of vehicles registered on Long Island to those in the state, which is approximately 21%.
Gene Sprouse, Jefferson’s Ferry Resident has owned an electric vehicle for 3 years and was an integral member of the committee that helped bring the charging stations to the community. “The transition to electric vehicles has started and I am excited that Jefferson’s Ferry has taken a forwarding looking step by installing this charging station,” Sprouse said.
The official ribbon cutting happened in mid-May and the charging stations are now open for residents, guests and staff to use.