The fate of New York City’s rapidly deteriorating subway system may be in the hands of the governor, but the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, still has a plan for commuters–electric cars.
The mayor announced that the city is installing 50 new rapid charging hubs for electric cars across the five boroughs by 2020. It’s part of a $10 million investment that aims to make electric cars a more accessible option for New Yorkers, the mayor said at a press conference held at the Gowanus Whole Foods, per DNAinfo.
It’s part of the city’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050. While electric cars are great, a functional mass transit subway system is even better for the environment.*
*This article was written on a stalled L train.