Charging Electric Cars from Old Pay Phones

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With pay phones a thing of the past, to the days when Superman them as a changing booth, the of New York is toying with these relics to use as electric charging stations.

The franchise contracts that the awarded for the operation of public will expire in October year and the city sponsored a contest how to modernize them.

The of the contest came up with all of ideas for putting public pay to modern-day use, from hotspots and 911 services to bike andmost ingeniously—electric vehicle stations, which would a real need in the city.

New York City Technology Rahul Merchant lauded the telling reporters that public phones into EV was a great idea we should entertain.

Setting up electric charging stations is no small It involves digging up sidewalks to run underground, making it an expensive And here is the brilliance of the pay phone idea: wires have been run underground and these can be used to run power cables for facilities.

The lack of charging stations for vehicles played a significant in suppressing them on the market, and the of pay phones could end up being a boost for EV sales.

Are there any Yes, unfortunately. The location of pay phones tends to be in areas there isn’t much to park, so pulling up to or lining up for would be problematicbut not insurmountable.

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concerns have also expressed that this encourage more car usage in the city.

From a technological standpoint, is also the concern that payphones run on 120-volt power, it take four to five to charge a hybrid and much to charge a fully electric the conversion process would to be tweaked.

Mark Johnston, of Van Wagner Communications, the company manages advertisements on pay phone across the city, told that the idea is likely to run opposition from agencies jurisdiction over public and parking.

There are insurance questions, and about how long a car could there. [] It gets complicated quickly, he was quoted as saying.

The is not an unprecedented one. In 2008, the idea was brought up in Madrid, In 2010, Madrid started its 13,500 phone booths the country into electric charging stations.

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