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New Castle To Have Lottery For 10 Electric Car Charging Spots

Ten electric-vehicle charging stations will be installed at the Chappaqua train station.
Ten electric-vehicle charging stations will be installed at the Chappaqua train station. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – New Castle residents who drive electric vehicles take notice: 10 charging stations are coming your way. However, the town will first have a lottery to decide which 10 residents will get charging station keys, and thus, a spot.

“Many, many months ago, the town had been chosen to be a host site for electric-vehicle charging stations,” said New Castle Town Administrator Penny Paderewski. “Well, we finally heard that work on that project would begin shortly.”

Paderewski said the 10 charging stations would be located at the Chappaqua train station, next to the taxi shack. Attorneys from the New York Power Authority and the town are currently hammering out the details, after which Paderewski said the process to install the stations would take about a week.

“Once our attorneys sign off on everything, we will hold a lottery for residents to qualify for the 10 spots,” she said. “So an announcement on the lottery process will be released very soon.”

The Chappaqua charging stations will be another step in New York state’s mission to set up 325 electric-vehicle charging stations across the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state’s decision to award $4.4 million to 10 companies and municipalities for the project in June 2012.