Fellow Adam Lubinsky envisages residential-based EV car sharing as the catalyst for widespread EV usage in NYC.

“Residential-based EV car sharing greatly increases convenience for both electric-vehicle usage and car sharing as a primary form of automobile travel. Why? The EVs are parked and charged onsite. This is a huge advantage. Because residential EV car sharing is not dependent on the rollout of public infrastructure, this model can be expanded quickly.”

“This model isn’t just for luxury apartment buildings or dense urban areas. We also see the potential for EV car sharing in new affordable housing projects by incentivizing developers with density bonuses. In suburban areas such as Westchester County, for example, affordable housing and public transportation are in short supply. Incorporating EV car sharing into new affordable developments could be incentivized with property tax breaks while helping low-income families that can’t afford to own two cars, or even one.”

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