LEGOLAND® New York Resort Installs New Electric Vehicle Chargers For Guests' Use Under O&R Program That Offers Incentives To Build More Charging Stations
LEGOLAND® New York Resort is ensuring guests with electric vehicles can focus on having fun while their vehicles charge during their bricktastic day! The Goshen theme park has installed a new bank of EV charging stations in its parking lot for guest use.
Two of the charging stations are located in the Park’s main parking lot. A third is in the parking lot of LEGOLAND® Hotel. Each station can charge two vehicles. The project was made possible in part by O&R’s PowerReady Program (PRP) which is designed to help develop hundreds of new public and customer-owned EV charging stations throughout its New York service area.
“At LEGOLAND New York Resort, we’re always looking for ways to build sustainability into every aspect of our park and hotel operations,” said LEGOLAND New York Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson. “From our benches made from 940 recycled milk containers to the paper straws we use at all our drink stations, we strive to take care of our environment in ways big and small. These EV chargers are a natural fit for us, allowing our guests with electric vehicles to focus on building unforgettable memories with their families.”
Livingston Energy Group installed and will be managing the EV chargers at Legoland NY Resort. Livingston is an approved installer for O&R’s PRP and is focused on maximizing the adoption of electric vehicle charging equipment.
“Livingston Energy Group is proud to partner with Legoland and Orange & Rockland on this wonderful initiative,” said Tom Mittler, Communications Manager for Livingston Energy Group. “The tourism industry in NYS has been bouncing back in a huge way in the past two years. We hope more attractions and destinations follow Legoland’s example to increase the accessibility of EV charging at their locations.”
Orange & Rockland Vice President – Operations Orville Cocking said, “At O&R, we are moving away from purchasing vehicles powered by fossil fuels. We are committed to empowering our customers to do the same by helping them make the transition to electric vehicles. Every person who chooses to go electric is supporting cleaner air and a healthier environment.”
O&R’s PowerReady Program is providing incentives that can cover up to 100% of the EV charging stations’ installation costs (depending on eligibility criteria) for Level 2 or direct current fast charging stations at commercial facilities, multifamily buildings, or parking areas.
Chargers, which meet minimum program requirements, are eligible to recover up to 50% of the cost. Chargers, which are publicly accessible and have non-proprietary plugs, may receive up to 90% of the cost, and if located in a low- or moderate-income community are eligible for up to 100% of the cost. To get started, visit: oru.com/powerready.
About LEGOLAND® New York Resort
AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® New York Resort! Ride, splash, and build your way through seven themed lands at the ultimate LEGO® theme park destination! Get a Minifigure’s eye view of how LEGO is made on the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, save the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster, get your official LEGOLAND Driver’s License in LEGO City, and explore cities built out of millions of bricks in Miniland. There’s so much to do, you’ll want to stay the night at LEGOLAND Hotel, with 250 fully themed rooms just steps away from the Park! Find us in the Hudson Valley 60 miles from New York City. Visit LEGOLAND.com/New-York to learn more.
About Livingston Energy Group
Livingston Energy Group is a New York based energy technology company, providing a full suite of turnkey deployment services and equipment for the installation and management of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The company has become one of the fastest growing electric vehicle charging station providers, with nearly 1200 stations under management in New York State alone, and products and services across all of North America. Since 2016, the company has assisted municipalities, developers, and facility managers with the adoption of more efficient technologies. Livingston provides an array of charging equipment and custom software solutions to meet the needs of the growing electric transportation industry.
About Orange & Rockland (O&R)
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.