Did you know that you can get a car charging station installed for a street parking spot?
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We showed you this one on Wharton St. before, but a new one has appeared on Morris St. between 7th and 8th streets. Ever wonder how to get one for yourself? Here’s how.
First, go through the application process with the Philadelphia Parking Authority. If the PPA approves the charging station, it is then necessary to acquire a permit to install the station in the desired location.
The installation of the station would include either drilling under the sidewalk or digging a trench. Once installed, it would only be able to be used by anyone who has a key to the charging station.
Before you can even get to the point of installation, there’s a matter of the cost and maintaining the station on a yearly basis. The application fee is $50, in addition to the cost of $150 per 20 feet of space used for the station, or $300 per metered space that needs to be removed for the installation of the charging station (In Center City and University City the prices are upped to $250 per 20 feet of space and $500 per metered space removal). After the installation fees, it is then necessary to pay a $75 yearly renewal fee.
Although the application does ask for the vehicle information of the car you’re applying for the spot for, it is not necessary to have the vehicle at the time of application. So you can get the station, then the car.
There are only a limited number of these charging stations throughout the city so far.
You can find the application to apply for one of these charging stations here.
What do you think of these car-charging stations?