So, how much for that car charge?


To the editor:

(re: “Broadway gets electrified with new car chargers,” June 3)

While I don’t know enough about the other locations considered, I can think of two positives with the Broadway location for the Type 2 chargers for electric cars.

The rest of the block already has 12-hour meters.

That means this location is not a burden for merchants who want a shorter turnover time, or for residents who don’t want to lose those unmetered spots.

It is also near a train station, so people can take a train into Manhattan for a couple of hours while their cars charge. Or they can hang out in Van Cortlandt Park, a good place to spend a few hours.

It would be interesting to know how the city plans to charge for charging.

I am guessing they will charge by time, not kilowatt hours used.

The cost should be reasonable for electric vehicle owners, but high enough to discourage staying long between charging times.

Ed Yaker

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