Revel Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Hub, New York, NY 2021
5 minutes Date Launched: Jun 29, 2021
Revel, an electric vehicle and ridesharing company, has opened a superhub with 25 brand-agnostic charging stations in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The superhub is located at a parking lot for the Pfizer building, which hosts a co-working space for technology startups and a food court. The charging stations are available to the public 24/7 and customers only pay for the cost of charging their electric vehicles, not for parking. Charging a car costs $0.39 per kilowatt hour, or between $15 to $20 for a full charge. Fully charging a vehicle takes between 15 and 30 minutes. At night, Revel plans to charge its fleet of 50 Tesla rideshare cars. As of now, Revel is not permitted to use these Tesla cars for ridesharing purposes due to a decision made by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission.
With the increasing availability of electric vehicles in the automotive industry, there is a new level of demand for charging infrastructure for these vehicles. Revel’s new superhub not only serves as an example for how this infrastructure can exist, but how shared mobility providers and other companies can look to provide this infrastructure to consumers as part of their business model. The sustainability of this superhub over the coming months and years will demonstrate how electric vehicle infrastructure can operate long-term in communities.