The past twelve months have seen an explosion of interest in the smart city concept. Cities around the world have announced new smart city strategies and innovative projects, and many existing programs have been rebranded as smart city initiatives. According to a new tracker report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, more than 50 percent of smart city projects are focused on innovations in transportation and urban mobility. The tracker identifies and details 130 smart city projects underway worldwide. Continue reading
CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has laid out a bold plan to make 20 percent of New New York City parking spaces electric vehicle (EV) ready. ChargePoint congratulates Mayor Bloomberg for his vision.
Mayor Bloomberg laid out his plan today in his State of the City address. It calls for the creation of 10,000 EV ready spaces over the next seven years. New York is a leader in electric vehicle adoption rates, with 2,598 registered vehicles as of January, 2013, up 76 percent from just three months ago. Continue reading