NYPA Press Release

NYPA and Stewart's Shops Offer Free Coffee Pre-Holiday to Promote EV Driving and Its Benefits

For Immediate Release: 12/16/22

Contact: Lynne Smith | lynne.smith@nypa.gov | (914) 346-4656


New York Power Authority’s “Recharge” Promotion Offered at EVolve NY Chargers at Five Stores in Capital and Adirondacks Regions


To recognize New Yorkers who drive electric vehicles (EVs), the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is joining with Stewart’s Shops to offer a free coffee to anyone who charges his or her EV at one of NYPA’s EVolve NY fast charging sites at a Stewart’s location between Dec. 19 to 25. The “Recharge” promotion is good at all five Stewart’s charging locations in the Capital and Adirondacks regions: Latham, Clifton Park, Schodack, Moreau and Keene. New York State offers incentives and promotional campaigns to encourage more New Yorkers to drive zero-emissions vehicles to further its aggressive clean energy goals and reduce the carbon footprint of the state’s transportation sector. 

“Clean transportation is key to New York State’s clean energy future and the New York Power Authority is a leader in building out the infrastructure needed to help grow EV adoption,” said NYPA Interim President and CEO Justin E. Driscoll. “We are promoting EV driving and the availability of chargers so that more EV drivers recognize the environmental benefits of electric vehicles and see no-emission cars as an affordable, viable option.”

EV drivers need to mention the code “Drive Electric” to a cashier at the site where they charge to receive a free Stewart’s 12-ounce coffee during the promotion. They also can pick up a “Drive Electric” bumper sticker designed by a student at Amsterdam High School in a competition organized by NYPA’s Environmental Justice department to promote EV driving in New York State.

Each Stewart’s location has four fast charging stations that can be used by any make or model of electric vehicle and can fully charge an EV in as little as 20 minutes. NYPA installed the hubs, and now owns and operates them in coordination with Stewart’s acting as site host.

Stewart’s Shops President Gary Dake said, “We’re proud to partner with NYPA on this campaign to bring awareness to our fast-charging network. Stewart’s Shops is that convenient stop to recharge your car and recharge your body with coffee, beverages, meals and more.”

Sites offering free coffee:

Latham Stewart's Shops

204 Wade Rd Extension, Latham


Clifton Park Stewart's Shops

1740 U.S. 9, Clifton Park


Schodack Stewart's Shops

1811 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton-On-Hudson


Moreau Stewart's Shops

1311 Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort


Keene Stewart's Shops

10857 NYS Rte 9N, Keene


NYPA is paying Stewart’s for the coffee distributed as part of this EV fast charging public awareness promotion.


The chargers are part of NYPA’s statewide EVolve NY network of fast, affordable and reliable public charging stations. More than 100 have been installed in key locations along primary travel corridors and in urban areas to make it easier for New Yorkers to drive EVs. New York State offers numerous incentives to encourage EV purchases and increase access to charging and recently expanded those efforts.


Visit EVolveNY.nypa.gov to see all charger locations.

Share your EV charging photos at EVolve NY locations to help spread the word about the benefits of driving EV. Tag @EVolveNYS on Facebook.


About NYPA

NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the nation, operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. More than 80 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and LinkedIn.


About Stewart’s

Founded in 1945, Stewart’s Shops is an employee and family-owned convenience store chain based in Saratoga Springs, NY. Stewart’s is known for offering milk, ice cream, coffee, food to go, gasoline, and other convenience items. Today there are over 350 Stewart’s Shops located across 32 counties across upstate New York and southern Vermont.