Cities of all sizes are improving their EV charging standards and availability. Public EV charging stations are in high demand with the rise of electric cars hitting the market. In Hoboken, NJ, the first EV charging station was added in 2021. Since then, the amount of EV drivers has soared. The city is now adding 25 more street parking charging stations to their community to aid the electric vehicles on the road. Since residents of Hoboken don’t have a lot of off-street parking, the charging stations are a great relief to those who need a place to charge.
“Unlike other municipalities across the country, the majority of Hoboken residents don’t have access to off-street parking at their residence, making it difficult to charge an electric vehicle at home and deterring residents who must own a vehicle from choosing to own an electric vehicle.”
The EV charging stations also make up a part of Hoboken’s Climate Change Action plan to reduce the city’s carbon emissions. They have a goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2050. Being carbon neutral means, you are not releasing any carbon into the atmosphere. In 2018, city officials began the process of shifting their municipal fleets to either hybrid or electric vehicles. Starting this year, there will be on-street parking permits for those with electric vehicles to park at a reduced rate while charging their vehicles in areas where you already have to pay to park.
Click here to read the full article, originally published July 25, 2022, by Forbes.