Bed-Stuy is about the become home to Brooklyn’s first electric vehicle charging “superhub,” the largest universal fast charging depot in North America.

Elective vehicle provider Revel announced Wednesday it was building the superhub at the historic former Pfizer building in Brooklyn.

The depot will have 30 chargers open to the public on a 24/7 basis and will be accessible to owners of any electric vehicle brand.

In a press release the company said it would be the first of a network of fast charging superhubs opened by Revel across New York City, “to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and meet New Yorkers’ need for EV fast chargers.”

Revel CEO and Co-founder Frank Reig said the company was excited to bring the hub to its home borough of Brooklyn, and to work on many more hubs in 2021.

“Revel is building the infrastructure of the future and we’re building it now – our planet can’t wait,” he said.

Revel’s expansion into charging marks its first new product line since it launched the shared fleet of electric scooters in 2018 in three Brooklyn neighborhoods. It now operates in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx and has plans to expand, “as part of its mission to electrify cities like New York.”

The former Pfizer building, where the superhub is to be built, was Pfizer’s first headquarters and once housed the company’s drug manufacturing operations. In recent years, the site has been transformed by owners Acumen Capital Partners into an ecosystem of small businesses and startups.

Co-founder of Acumen Capital Partners.Jeff Rosenblum said the company’s mission with the building was to transform a historic site into a home for forward-thinking companies, “and electrification truly is the future.”

“We’re excited to give this space new life once again by hosting Revel’s first fast chargers.” 

The charging station will open this Spring.


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