Tesla Wall Connector

Tesla Wall Connector

The city of Manhattan struggles with lack of charging stations.

In many cases this prevents people from buying EVs, as every owner should have an available parking place with charging capability.

In a story in the New York Times, one of the owners is charging his brand new P85D in a garage 15 blocks away from his apartment from an ordinary wall socket, because he hasn't found a better solution yet.

Tesla Motors, beside installing Superchargers along main routes, and destination AC charging stations (up to 20 kW) in places like hotels, intends to begin a new campaign in Manhattan with destination charging station in garages.

The project will begin with two dozen garages around Manhattan (from Wall Street up to 94th Street), where Model S owners will be able to charge every day. Those charging points will not necessarily be free, but home charging stations and energy are not free either.

Alexis Georgeson, a Tesla spokeswoman, said:

“We wanted to move to an urban charging network that meets the needs of those who live in apartments or commute into a big city. Naturally, Manhattan was the place to try this for the first time.”

Source: The New York Times