NY Mayor Aims for 10,000 Electric Car Charging Spaces

NY Mayor Aims for 10,000 Electric Car Charging Spaces
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There will be 10,000 new public spaces to charge electric cars in New York City in seven years if mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way.

“This year we’ll pilot curbside vehicle chargers that will allow drivers to fill up their battery in as little as 30 minutes. We’ll work with the city council to amend the Building Code so that up to 20 percent of all new public parking spaces will be wired and ready for electric vehicles.”

New York City currently requires new parking spaces for any new building construction; a law that the mayor’s office says adds about 10,000 spaces each year. Bloomberg’s proposal would see 20 percent of those parking spaces reserved for electric cars.

If the plan takes effect, it will mark a massive jump in New York’s public charging stations — there are currently 100. There are also 120 for the city’s own electric fleet.

[Source: Transportation Nation]