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Bloomberg to Push for 10,000 Electric Car Spaces in NYC


Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to use part of his last State of the City address to push initiatives that would increase the number of parking spaces for electric cars, begin recycling more plastics and food waste and ban Styrofoam food packaging.

Excerpts of Thursday's address were made available on Wednesday.

Bloomberg said that the city would install curbside electric vehicle chargers that would let drivers recharge in 30 minutes and that his administration would work with the City Council to change the city's building code so that up to 20 percent of new public parking spaces are wired for electric cars, with the goal of creating 10,000 spaces for electric cars over the next seven years.