With the gaining popularity of electric cars – and a continued focus on environmental issues – New York City is hoping to provide more of an incentive for drivers to move to electric cars. In fact, the city’s proposing that 20 percent of all new parking spaces should provide a charging outlet.
“Twenty percent of any new parking spaces created in the city – and this would be a building code requirement – would have to be capable of being wired so they are able to charge electric vehicles,” NYC Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway told CBS recently. The news outlet said that New York City typically tries to add 10,000 additional parking spots annually, which means that it would add 2,000 electric-friendly spots every year.
New York City currently only has 100 public spots for charging electric cars, CBS said.