Op-Ed: The High Cost of Free Electric Vehicle Parking

Two New York city councilmembers are hoping to entice more residents to buy electric cars by offering free parking for the electric vehicles on Saturdays. Not so fast, says an op-ed for Streetsblog USA.
May 14, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A proposal from two City Council members to incentivize electric car ownership with free parking may be well-intentioned, but it’s a terrible idea," writes David Meyer.

"Intro 1602, sponsored by Mark Levine and Costa Constantinides, would let drivers of electric vehicles park for free in metered spaces on Saturdays," explains Meyer. The free parking is considered an incentive for New Yorkers to buy electric cars, but Meyer argues that it's still a step in the wrong direction.

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Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Streetsblog USA
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