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.