New York

NYC and parking/charging

edited July 2010 in New York

Anyone else living in NYC and having a hard time finding a car park that will let you install your charger?  Just curious


  • edited November -1

    <p>If you find a place let me know. Several people have asked about this. We may need to make some special accommodation for big city parking garages.</p>

    <p>Mike Harrigan</p>
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    <p>Hi Mike and Stephen,</p>

    <p>Did you solve your NYC charging station situation?  I am about to receive my Tesla in a few weeks.  I have an apt in Manhattan, but have not asked my building about it yet.  </p>

    <p>BTW, how is your Tesla?  Has it performed? Has it broken down? How does it weather Manhattan streets?</p>

    <p>thanks, Gary</p>
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    <p>I'd also be interested in an answer to this question as well. While I am planning on moving to the 'burbs prior to the release of the Model S, if I'm still in Manhattan, I'm at a loss as to what I'll do to charge it.</p>
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    <p>I was able to get my charger set up in a garage. It cost a fortune to do, both in terms of parking and the install. Here is what it require:  </p>

    <p>1- a separate meter (which has to be under a business rate since i am not listed as the building owner)<br />
    2- access to the buildings power intake (direct access) due to the power requirements<br />
    3- I had to pull the line from the source all the way to the parking spot<br />
    4-I had to get agreement for a fixed spot since most garages require you to let them park anywhere<br />
    5-I had to beg.</p>

    <p>Well that is all, if you live in tribeca I can help you out if you are in a bind ever ;-)</p>
  • <p>Stephen,<br />
    It would be great if you could send in a report to with the location of this garage that offers EV charging - provided, of course, that you don't mind letting others use it.  It would be the first in NYC or actually in the entire Northeast!<br />
    The form to email in is at:  <a href=""></a></p&gt;
  • edited November -1
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    <p>The charger is located in the lot on duane street between church and bway</p>
  • edited November -1
    Hi All, I'm taking my Model S in a few months (oh how I wish it were sooner!); I live in Mercedes House, and getting access to a 110v seems not to be a problem. It's super slow charging obviously, but its a start (no extra charge). I'm asking about a 220v and will post again when I get confirmation.


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    PS--Mercedes House is at 53rd & 11th, and they have various EV charging stations already (for the EV Smart car they sell in the dealership located on the ground floor)
  • edited November -1
    Hi I am getting my model S this weekend but the garage next to me I had in mind has shut down. Does anyone know where can I find a self park garage with a charging facility. I can compromise on location, I live in chelsea.
  • edited November -1
    If you can't find a garage with 208V, just use a 120 V outlet if they allow it. They all have it. I pay $50 extra to be always plugged in to 120 V.
    Occasionally I move the car to a Beam charger when I need a fast charge.
  • edited November -1
    Thing is, a standard 120V outlet will only give you around 50 miles of charge after a 12 hour charge period. If you drive more than that you might be out of luck (and juice).
  • edited November -1
    @xray.. Agreed, but if you only occasionally drive more than 350 miles a week you can move the car over to one of the numerous ChargePoint stations in the city for a few hours.
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