loading...

Best Green Effort of Year: The Electric Car Charging Station

by Shilpi Paul

Best Green Effort of Year: The Electric Car Charging Station: Figure 1
Tesla Roadster. Courtesy of Tesla Motors.

Way back in January, Tesla Motors and Car Charging Group unveiled DC’s first residential electric vehicle charging station at the 559-unit apartment complex, 425 Mass. While DC already had another public car charging outpost, the permanent installation at 425 Mass was the first private station in the city.

It will be awhile until electric cars become a common site on city roads, but we have to give credit to 425 Mass developer Equity Residential for not only being forward thinking, but also being on the forefront of a growing trend. 350Green will soon build 47 more electric car charging stations in the DC area, according to TBD. Pentagon City, alone, is getting four stations.

Right now, there are only a few Tesla Roadster, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf owners in the District, but it is hard to deny the attraction of the new cars. The Tesla Roadster goes from 0 to 60 mph in just under 4 seconds and gets a whopping 245 miles per charge, so you could get from DC to New York City with electricity to burn.

Previous Best Of 2011 entries:

See other articles related to: green real estate dc, electric cars, best of 2011, 425 mass

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_green_effort_of_year_car_charging_station/4800

1 Comment

  1. Robert Weekley said at 6:15 am on Friday March 8, 2013:
    Electric Cars growing move businesses to install chargers! Businesses installing Chargers motivate more people to buy electric Vehicles! PlugShare tells you where they are, & I tally up some of the days numbers: http://myplugshareblog.blogspot.ca/

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!