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December 19, 2013

Beam_Charging_Electric_VehicleIt’s the law now. As of 12/17/13, all new NYC parking garages must be able to supply electric vehicle charging stations for a minimum of 20% of the garage spaces. 

This new law does not require NYC parking garages to retrofit the facilities for electric charging stations. It applies only to new construction and NYC garages undergoing construction to increase capacity.

The bill states:

20. Parking garages and open parking lots.  Where an alteration of a parking garage or an open parking lot includes an increase in the size of the electric service, such alteration shall include provisions for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in accordance with section 406.2.11 or 406.7.11 of the New York city building code, as applicable.

406.2.11 Electric vehicle charging stations. Parking garages shall be capable of supporting electrical vehicle charging stations in accordance with this section. Electrical raceway to the electrical supply panel serving the garage shall be capable of providing a minimum of 3.1 kW of electrical capacity to at least 20 percent of the parking spaces of the garage. The electrical room supplying the garage must have the physical space for an electrical supply panel sufficient to provide 3.1 kw of electrical capacity to at least 20 percent of the parking spaces of the garage.  Read more…

Filed under: Parking News — Tags: , , — mtohn @ 10:34 am
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December 16, 2013

Image,_Electric_Vehicle_Charging,_NYTThe NY City Council recently reviewed (on 12/11/13) a proposal requiring all new NYC parking garages and NYC parking lots to be capable of installing electric vehicle charging stations.

The proposal calls for all newly built NYC parking garages to have a conduit that will provide 20% of the parking spaces with at least 3.1 KW of electric power to charge electric vehicles. Building owners don’t have to provide the actual electric vehicle charging stations yet; they’ll just need to have the capability for the future.

As we reported in April 2013, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy included adding 10,000 public parking spots for electric vehicles (EVs) over the next seven years, with 2,000 of these NYC parking spaces having electric vehicle charging stations.

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April 29, 2013
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As part of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy, he wants to add 10,000 public parking spots for electric vehicles (EVs) over the next seven years, with 2,000 of these NYC parking spaces having electric vehicle charging stations.

Right now, NYC has 100 public electric vehicle charging stations (mostly in off-street NYC parking garages) plus another 120 charging stations for NYC’s fleet of 458 electric vehicles. Bloomberg’s proposal would add another 30 charging stations for NYC vehicles, bringing the total to 150 to be used by NYC-owned electric vehicles.

In his February 2013 address, Bloomberg said, “This year we’ll pilot curbside vehicle chargers that will allow drivers to fill up their battery in as little as 30 minutes. We’ll work with Read more…

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July 7, 2011

Think electric cars are all the rage? In 2010, there were 954,500 electric vehicles sold globally, which is 2.2% of all car sales. The company predicts that global sales of electric cars will increase to 5.2 million, or 7.3% of an anticipated 70 million total sales.

One of the big issues confronting the parking industry is where will people charge all these electric cars?

On the Street — that way, you can pay for a street parking meter and use the time to charge your vehicle. Should you also have to pay for the charging cost, and do these charging stations need to be handicapped accessible?

Parking Garages — some off-street parking garages are considering installing electric charging stations. The cost of the charging would be free but you would need to pay for the parking space and time you use.

Some people reported that it is illegal in some states to charge for re-selling electricity. We’re not sure, but we believe that’s why the garages might choose to charge for the parking space instead of the actual charging cost.

Filed under: Parking News — Tags: , , — mtohn @ 5:27 pm
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