Best Green Effort of Year: The Electric Car Charging Station

  • Dec 20th 2011

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.

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