Fuji Electric has announced the install of a 25-kW DC quick charger at the Edison ParkFast Hippodrome location in Midtown Manhattan, New York.

This CHAdeMO charger becomes New York City's first ChargePoint-connected DC quick charger.

"The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making it ideal for the busy driver in the heart of the city’s bustling Times Square neighborhood. As the first quick charger in New York City on the ChargePoint® network, the project marks an important milestone for Midtown Manhattan and EV owners who have voiced the need for locally available charging infrastructure. ChargePoint is the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation with over 17,000 charging ports."

Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO, stated:

“Our successful partnership with Fuji Electric has helped make us the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation.  DC fast charging stations combined with level two public and home charging give drivers confidence that they can plug in wherever they go.”

Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor in the Northeast, was responsible for the sale and installation of the unit.  Green Power Technology will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the charger.

The chargers falls under the Nissan Advantage program, which has seen 13 similar DC chargers installed in Maryland, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York City.  Of course, that 13 charger figure only includes the Northeast states.  The Nissan Advantage program is actually responsible for more DC quick charger installs in other US states.