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50 Electric Car Charging Hubs Coming to 5 Boroughs by 2020, Mayor Says

(DNAINFO)  Caroline Spivack | September 21, 2017 — The city will install 50 new rapid charging hubs for electric cars across the five boroughs by 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

Hubs with at least four, and up to 20, charging stations will be peppered across the city as part of a $10 million investment that aims to make electric cars a more accessible option for New Yorkers, the mayor said.

“We believe this is how we help lead the way in this city, by making this technology more and more available to everyday New Yorkers,” De Blasio said at a news conference held at the Gowanus Whole Foods. “This is an indicator of the shape of things to come.”

Under a partnership with Con Edison, each borough will boast a rapid charging hub by the end of next year with the capacity to juice more than 12,000 vehicles a week. The state-of-the-art stations will fully fuel electric cars in 30 minutes, as previous models took up to eight hours.

Source: 50 Electric Car Charging Hubs Coming to 5 Boroughs by 2020, Mayor Says – Gowanus – New York – DNAinfo