Electric Vehicle Chargers

All Charged Up

The death of Philadelphia’s EV charging incentive has one contractor fired up — and sheds light on a tangle of similar programs.

 “This is a big deal.” It’s noon on April 12, 2017, and Robert Monk is sitting in a West Philadelphia coffee shop, killing time between appointments. Six days earlier, the Philadelphia City Council voted 11 to 6 to place a moratorium on a decade-old program that allowed electric vehicle (EV) owners to reserve a parking space outside their home by installing a charging station at the curb, and Monk still can’t quite wrap his mind around the council’s logic.<

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