XL Fleet Partners With UBS Arena & New York Islanders for 1000 EV Charging Stations

US-based vehicle electrification solutions provider, XL Fleet has announced its partnership with UBS Arena and the New York Islanders to explore the deployment and operation of 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the new UBS Arena. USB Arena is New York’s next premier entertainment and sports venue and future home of a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York Islanders.

A 43-acre site has been chosen to become one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging sites in the United States, with an optimal location in the metropolitan New York region near both LaGuardia and JFK Airports.

Interestingly, this partnership will enable UBS Arena to explore XL Fleet’s preeminent series of electrification solutions to quickly and cost-effectively deploy a large-scale EV infrastructure for a wide range of users, including arena guests and nearby fleets who can charge during off-peak hours.

However, UBS Arena is being developed in partnership with Oak View Group, LLC, founding partner of the Arena Alliance, an association of over 35 arenas and stadiums across the U.S. In 2021, the Islanders will move to UBS Arena, which will be the first venue of its kind in New York built to achieve LEED V4 standards while featuring state-of-the-art sustainable technology.

On the other hand, XL Fleet offers a full suite of electrification solutions that includes electrified powertrains, charging infrastructure, power management, and fleet intelligence data. To support this project, XL Fleet will provide its full electrification portfolio, including its XL Grid division launched in December 2020.

XL Fleet plans to deploy and manage a robust series of electrification infrastructure, including solar power generation, energy storage, and vehicle charging stations, and to equip and deploy fleets of electric vehicles for use by UBS Arena and the New York Islanders.

Speaking of the new partnership, Vice President and General Manager of XL Fleet’s XL Grid division, Colleen Calhoun stated, “Lack of access to charging infrastructure is one of the top obstacles to electrifying more vehicles, and we are proud to partner with UBS Arena and the Islanders to solve that problem more quickly in the New York metropolitan area.”

“Through this partnership, we can help optimize access to charging infrastructure and scale that capacity as the need grows,” he further added. XL Fleet New York EV Charging

“Partnering with XL Fleet to advance our electric vehicle infrastructure illustrates the groundbreaking work being done at UBS Arena to prioritize sustainability throughout our operations,” said Hank Abate, President of Arena Operations at UBS Arena.

Hank further said, “XL Fleet’s ability to provide a full scope of electrification services will be a huge advantage for our patrons as well as the commercial and municipal fleets in the surrounding communities who could rely on this infrastructure.”

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