“I don’t think the 450 additional charging stations are enough for a state the size of New York. I think that once electric vehicle penetration rates are higher, the state will need many more charging stations. However, I do think this is a start, and a move in the right direction.
450 charging stations not enough to jump start New York's electric car movement
By April 1, New York state will begin offering a rebate of up to $2,000 for zero-emission and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. Governor Cuomo has also launched a new electric vehicle campaign that includes plans to install 450 new charging stations around the state.
A good example of this is a new plan by Michael Bloomberg, New York City's mayor, to add 10,000 public parking spots for electric vehicles over the next 7 years (note that because of the way it's worded, I believe that this doesn't mean 10,000 charging stations, but rather that a station with 4 charging ports would count as 4 EV parking spots).
New York City mayor wants 10,000 new electric car charging spots
One of the great things about electric vehicles is that they not only get better quickly as new generations of batteries and power electronics come out, but even existing EVs get more useful over time as more fast charging stations are built everywhere.
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