City Council Votes to Halt Electric Vehicle Parking Program

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City Council voted 11-6 this morning to halt Philly’s electric vehicle parking program.

It’s a win for those rallying for more public parking spots in Philly, and bad news for EV car owners – especially those who have likely invested between $4,000 and $5,000 to apply for, secure and install parking spots that double as charging stations (because, you know, you have to plug in and charge EV cars).  Read more »

Charge Your Electric Vehicle for Free* at PHL Airport Garages

Eco-conscious travelers who own electric cars can now take them to Philadelphia International Airport and leave them there knowing they will be fully charged when they get back to town, as the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) has installed seven electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the airport.

Each station can charge two vehicles at a time, which means that up to 14 EVs can recharge while parked at the airport. Two of the stations are on Level 1 of Garage C, two are on Level 1 of Garage D, and the other three are located near the tollbooths at the exit from the Economy Parking lot. Read more »