About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

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  1. A skeptic of electric cars says

    The speed of level 2 chargers will guarantee people stay a long time. Put near restaurants and stores, and will be good for those at least!

    • Also a skeptic of EVs says

      At the rate restaurants and stores are closing in NY the 8 million would have been much better spent to help cut taxes for small businesses. What a waste of money.


    i live 6 1/2 hours from the adk. i vacation there 4 times a year and spend a good amount of money to your local economy. i will not buy a electric car and spend half my vaction time and money charging a car. ev”s are a good idea for some , but not me.

  3. Greg says

    Public grants for level 2 need to stop. Unless staying somewhere for more than 4 hours, at a time, they are not useful. They are perfect for campgrounds/hotels/houses/camps, and these are locations that do not need public grant money to install them.

    There are two major corridors without any fast charging that prevents driving in the from west and south-west of the park. Old Forge and Tupper Lake really could use DC fast chargers. We drive our EV everywhere but the Adirondacks as we can not make it in to say Raquette Lake and back out without charging. Similar when coming in via route 3. Good to see Indian Lake marked for two DCFCs. Hopefully it’s in the Blue Mountain Lake part of town. Old Forge and Tupper really still need chargers though.

    EVs in the Adirondacks are going to be a challenge for a while. Once the stations are built, they will be clogged with lines during peak usage hours (eg Friday afternoon), then sit nearly idle for the remainder of the week. And things will be worse if they are not reliable.

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