NYC to EV Owners: Get Your Own Plug

New York City prepares for the introduction of electric cars, issuing its own 24-page report.

Published: 23-Jan-2010

New York City often startles people, and it stayed true to form in a recent analysis done by McKinsey & Company for the city's PlaNYC planning group, "Exploring Electric Vehicle Adoption in New York City."

In particular, one of the report's conclusions may come as a shock to many electric-vehicle advocates: It turns out you really don't need very many public charging points to get people to use EVs.

Over the next five years, the likely early adopters will simply adapt their behavior to the limitations of the EVs:


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The range limitations of most early electric cars will matter less in tightly packed urban areas, where the daily driving distance is likely to be much shorter than in the suburbs or rural areas.


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