New York City Public Charging

FLO is partnering with the City of New York, the Department of Transportation, and Con Edison to expand access to EV curbside chargers by deploying more than 100 charging stations across the Big Apple.

Join the FLO Network

FLO is a leading North American charging network for electric vehicles with thousands of robust and reliable stations across the United States and Canada. Become a member to charge at any station and gain access to 55,000+ charging stations on the FLO network. Download the mobile app for iOS or Android to locate charging stations, pay for sessions, and see your usage data.

Step 1

Create a FLO account.

Step 2

Add funds to your account using a credit card.

Step 3

Download the free FLO mobile app.

The FLO mobile app

The free FLO mobile app for iOS and Android is the quickest way to start using the FLO network.

The app makes it easy for members to manage your FLO experience wherever you are, using only your smartphone. Use the app to:

  • locate charging stations,
  • pay for charging sessions,
  • and to consult usage data.

   

Learn more about the FLO mobile app →

Benefits of curbside charging stations

Help Local Business Thrive

92% of drivers spend money at their destination while they charge

  • Drive business to local retailers
  • Attract new desirable consumers
  • Keep EV drivers on-site for an extended period of time
  • Boost local economy

 

Support Electric Vehicle Adoption

Many people in New York park their cars at the curb

  • Increase the value and attractiveness of residential buildings
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improve the air quality and health of the community
  • Provide a valuable amenity to the many residents in need of a charge

 

Project partners

The number of electric vehicles (EV) in New York City is growing each year as car companies expand options and pass-on lower battery costs to make owning an EV more affordable than ever. As EV adoption grows, New Yorkers will enjoy reduced toxic tailpipe emissions that contribute to smog and climate change, improving the health of our communities, the air, and the environment. EVs are an important part of achieving New York City’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.

The New York City EV Charging Demonstration Project is a collaboration between Con Edison, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS), and FLO. To contact an organization, you can click on its logo below.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about electric vehicle charging in New York City and how the FLO network charging stations work.

Are these charging stations compatible with any electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle on the market?

Yes, FLO’s level 2 curbside chargers are compatible with all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles currently on the market. Tesla vehicles can also be charged on a FLO charger, although an adapter (provided with all Tesla vehicle purchases) will be required in order to fit the charging socket.

Can anyone use a FLO charging station?

Yes, of course. The easiest way is to become a FLO member, by creating a free account here. The FLO network also has multiple agreements with other network providers. Members of partner networks can therefore use any FLO charging station with their existing membership.

Will the station still be accessible even when there is snow build-up on the curb?

The charging station’s cable is 25 feet long, with an integrated cable management system that inhibits the cable from touching the ground and being covered by snow. Therefore, even if a large snowbank is between the street and the charging station, the cable will still be long enough to reach both sides of the car at all times.

What happens if the station is damaged by a vehicle collision?

FLO charging stations are known for their durability and robustness. In the rare event of a vehicle collision, stations are equipped with both mechanical and electrical breakaway systems. This means that if the station is damaged internally, all electric components will stop conducting current immediately, and the network administrator will be notified automatically in order to ensure maintenance or a replacement can be provided. In addition, the station is built in such a way that a station will also fall on the incoming vehicle, instead of on street pedestrians.

Will the station still work in very high and very low temperatures?

FLO’s charging stations are made to withstand temperatures between -40 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Although the station’s components may become hot or cold to the touch, all components will continue to function, and the cable will remain flexible. In addition, rain, ice, sleet, and snow will in no way affect station function.

Become a FLO member and start charging today!

 

Become a member to charge at any station and increase your range by gaining access to 55,000+ charging stations on the FLO network.