Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New York City To Add 10,000 Public Charging Spots

Currently, New York has about 100 public charging stations. But in a speech planned for later today, Mayor Bloomberg is announcing a plan to bring in a lot more.

Mayor Bloomberg To Announce New “Green Initiatives” 
For New York Today (photo via NY Daily News)

In total, the new plan calls for 10,000 new charging stations to be installed over the next seven years.

As part of the plan, and by working with the City Council, the Mayor plans to change the city’s building code so that 1 in every 5 new parking spaces will include a curbside charging station.

“(We will) make New York City a national leader in electric vehicles,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

The First Nissan e-NV200 “Taxi Of Tomorrow” 
Gets Delivered To New York Earlier Last Year

Seperately, the city is planning on collecting data from a pilot program in Manhattan that would see two fast chargers installed.

The first of the fast chargers is available to the public, with the other strictly used for taxi drivers, and theNissan e-NV200 electric van test fleet in NYC.

Previously: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $4.4 million has been awarded to ten companies, municipalities and other entities to enable more than 325 new electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations to be installed across New York State

“With New Yorkers facing higher prices at the pump, the state is stepping up to make owning an electric vehicle an affordable and convenient option,” Governor Cuomo said. “Creating an infrastructure to accommodate electric vehicles will create jobs and new economic development across the state, while reducing our carbon footprint and helping protect the environment.”
AP via WSJ, photo via NYDailyNews, and a hat tip to Alan for the Gov. Cuomo media release.

Sources: InsideEVs 

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