Oyster Bay Town Awarded $500K Grant to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Oyster Bay Town Awarded $500K Grant to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In celebration of Earth Day, Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Steve Labriola announced that New York State has awarded the Town of Oyster Bay over $490,000 in grant monies to expand electric vehicle charging stations in the town.  The largest grant allocated for a single Town statewide, this award recognizes the Town of Oyster Bay’s vast commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.


“The Town of Oyster Bay has been awarded nearly $500,000 in state grant funds to expand our electric vehicle charging infrastructure,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “The Town has already installed multiple electric vehicle charging stations as we recognize the tremendous need for eco-friendly transportation alternatives in our community, and we thank New York State for giving us the opportunity to continue these sustainable efforts at no additional cost to taxpayers.”


The funding comes as a part of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program. It will allow the Town of Oyster Bay to install 22 Level 2 charging ports and one DCFC pedestal for public use as the demand for electric cars continues to grow each year.


“Thanks to state grant funding, we will expand electric vehicle recharging stations throughout the town without using property tax dollars. From cheaper vehicle maintenance to zero exhaust emissions and eco-friendly production, many community benefits can be derived from supporting electric vehicles. We thank New York State for recognizing our prior efforts to offer EV stations and for awarding us these grant funds,” added Councilman Steve Labriola.


In 2019, Councilman Labriola led a quality of life initiative to install and operate electric vehicle charging stations on Town property for public use. Since then, the Town has surveyed properties and the public to identity the best locations for installation. Most recently, an EV charging station was constructed at the Western Waterfront in Oyster Bay.