Wednesday, July 14, 2010
But starting today, California company Coulomb Technologies plans to install 300 of the stations—called ChargePoints—in the New York metropolitan area by October 2011.
Carmakers Chevrolet and Ford, as well as smart USA, distributor of the "Smart Car," plan to bring Electric Vehicles—known as EV in industry parlance—to New York City streets in the coming months.
"We want New York City to be prepared when people start buying them," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a press conference unveiling the station today.
Motorists will be able to pay about $2 to fill an empty battery -- enough for about four hours of driving. The charging stations look like gas pumps -- but are much narrower and more elegant.