NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today the city will create parking spots with curbside electric vehicle chargers. Over the next 7 years, up to 20 percent of new public parking spaces will be wired for electric cars with the goal of creating 10,000 spaces.
The municipal charging stations will allow drivers to charge their vehicles in 30 minutes. Bloomberg’s goal is to “make New York City a national leader in electric vehicles”.
Electric vehicles are already entitled to use the Long Island Expressway HOV lanes under the Clean Pass Program so maybe it’s time to get a Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, or even a Tesla Model X.