Upper Manhattan just got its first publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charger courtesy of the city.
The new curbside charging port—installed by NYC's Department of Transportation as part of a pilot program in partnership with Con Edison—is located on the west side of Fort Washington Avenue between W 164th and W 165th Streets, right by New York–Presbyterian Hospital.
Eighty chargers have been installed so far across the city, with a total of 120 planned.
Like all of the other chargers in the network, the one in Washington Heights is a Level 2 that uses 240v and provides up to 20 miles of range per hour of charging.
It comes with a standard SAE J1772 connector that is compatible with most EVs (Tesla owners can use them with an adapter).
The cost "will be competitive with the cost of gasoline for non-EVs," according to a release from DOT.