Programs & Projects

GRCC engages in a host of programs and projects throughout the year. For more information about active projects, please contact the GRCC Coordinator at .

Genesee Region EV Charging Station Plan

Greater Rochester Clean Cities recently completed an EV Charging Station Plan. This plan assesses the Genesee Region’s current support for electric vehicles (EVs), often referred to as its EV-readiness.   The Plan also provides recommendations to create a more comprehensive charging network that supports EV drivers and addresses any implementation barriers.

EVs can save money and reduce air pollution in New York State(NYS). Compared to gasoline powered cars, EVs are more energy efficient and cost 50-70% less to operate per mile. A large portion of New York’s electricity grid is powered by clean energy sources, allowing EVs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants that cause smog and acid rain. NYS has prioritized EV market development support through ChargeNY.

The objective of this Genesee Region EV Charging Station Plan is to recommend strategies for supporting current and future EV drivers travelling within the region and between NYS regions. Since EVs have a more limited range than conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles that use petroleum fuels, the most critical area of support is providing charging opportunities to EV drivers.

Therefore, this Plan identifies gaps where public infrastructure is not currently available in the region to support EV drivers and recommends charging station installations in key locations to establish a comprehensive charging network. In addition to more charging stations, this Genesee Region EV Charging Station Plan also outlines critical implementation barriers for charging station installations or EV adoption and recommends strategies for addressing them.

Plan authors and contributors Greater Rochester Clean Cities and Energetics Incorporated led the development effort for this Genesee Region EV Charging Station Plan. The planning effort, which also took place in four other upstate NY regions, was jointly sponsored by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation ( NYSDOT)

These projects will contribute significantly to our region and help reduce petroleum dependence.