Revel to establish the country’s largest EV fast charging station by an airport near LaGuardia Airport

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Revel, the electric vehicle company that focuses on EV transit and charging hubs, has inked a lease agreement in East Elmhurst to develop the nation’s largest airport EV fast charging station adjacent to LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

The charging station is slated to go up at 90-10 Ditmars Blvd., where the Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia hotel is located, and will feature 48 200kW charging stalls that will be available to the public. The stations will be accessible from Ditmars Boulevard and 90th Street and are expected to be operational in the first half of 2025.

This site is located near the airport’s for-hire vehicle waiting area, making it particularly beneficial for rideshare drivers transitioning to electric vehicles under the city’s Green Rides Initiative. The initiative requires the city’s rideshare fleet to be either zero-emission or wheelchair accessible by 2030.

Revel CEO & Co-Founder, Frank Reig, said the project would help the city and rideshare drivers meet New York’s electrification objectives. “Revel’s LGA site, which will be the single largest public fast charging station by any airport in the country, will allow thousands more drivers to electrify.”

Taxi & Limousine Commissioner David Do and Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton also lauded Revel’s plan.

“This is precisely the kind of critical infrastructure investment we need to support the ongoing electrification of our fleet and the city as a whole,” Do said. “LaGuardia is one of the largest staging areas for TLC’s hardworking drivers, who travel to and from the airport every day as they connect New Yorkers and visitors to the rest of the world.”

Revel already operates three fast charging stations in New York City that are available to the public, with two in Brooklyn and one in Long Island City, totaling 54 chargers.  The company’s charging stations are open 24/7 to the public, supporting various EV models, including Teslas, with no hidden fees.

There are currently 10,000 electric rideshare vehicles in operation in New York City, a number that has significantly grown since the city’s Green Rides Initiative went into effect in October 2023.