Population-dense metropolitan areas like Albany and New York City are understandably EV-friendly places. The cities’ well-established infrastructure naturally absorb dozens of charging stations into public places like parking garages, health and shopping centers, gyms, museums and more.
Pockets of the Hudson Valley have caught up with their big city counterparts and now make it easy to drive an EV, too. There are more than 10 times as many EV charging stations per capita in Kingston than there are in the Capital Region. “The Hudson Valley has really come a long way,” says Samrat Pathania, an EV enthusiast and New Paltz Climate Action Coalition member. “There [used to be] so few electric cars in New Paltz, I knew all of their colors.”