Electric Cars in Hoboken: How?
Chevy Volt a major dud, even for short trips!
Wow, what a “vlop” this Chevy Volt turned out to be!
Eric Bolling from Fox News ran out of electric juice inside the Lincoln Tunnel – twice – while “testing” this dismal failure of an “eco-friendly” car.
I wonder if that Hoboken resident who was considering this car has changed his mind!
Enough with Hertz. What about the dang environment?
So we already know that these Hertz on Demand (formerly Connect by Hertz) Cars have already created a divisive stir in Hoboken. The primary problems being the reserved parking, the city favoritism, NY State Plates, among others.
But one Hoboken411 reader has a different, yet similar question. Since city officials are so hell-bent on promoting “green” (i.e., bike lanes, etc.) – would the Hoboken administration stay true to their mantra – and allow more reserved parking to benefit the environment?
I was considering buying a Chevy Volt when they are available. The only issue is being able to plug it in somewhere. I live on Hudson Street and would pay for the installation of a secure charging mechanism in front of my house if the mayor/city Council/Zoning would agree to a designated spot similar to a Handicap Spot allowing me to do this.
I work approx 15 miles from Hoboken (30 Miles Round Trip) so I would effectively reduce my carbon output to Zero.
Perhaps there could be an additional cost for a permit for this to generate much needed city revenue, while being a model for other cities around the nation.”
Ah ha! How is the city going to be able to sell this? First, it’s “in line” with their eco-orgy mentality, but at this point, the personal vehicle isn’t “shareable” by the community. That’s a tough sell, isn’t it? They love the green concept and carbon footprint nonsense – but hate the fact that someone will have the spot for themselves (and without back-room deals, envelopes, corporate gifts, off-the record transactions, etc.)
However, if this somehow did get traction – what would a monthly spot be worth to “save the environment?” Since Hertz pays only $100 a month for these spots – with NO ecological benefit – do you think the price should remain the same for an electric car owner?