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New York City Department of Transportation builds the nation’s first motorcycle charging station for delivery men

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New York City Department of Transportation builds the nation’s first motorcycle charging station for delivery men

New York CityTransportation Bureau announced on February 29ManhattanCooper Square in the East Village unveiled the country’s first electric vehicle charging station for delivery men. This charging station is equipped with three charging devices so that the delivery man can take out the battery for charging; In the future, the Municipal Transportation Bureau will also build charging stations. Four other locations will be set up, but they will only be open to delivery men who have applied in advance.

These three charging devices adopt different charging methods for the delivery man to choose from. Charging piles developed by the companies Swabby and Popwheels use battery exchange cabinets. Unlike traditional charging methods, they eliminate the need for deliverymen to park their vehicles on the roadside during charging, which impacts work progress. However, these two charging piles only support their self-developed batteries; Another device is provided by Swiftmile, which is equipped with a charging cable with fast charging technology. The delivery man can use any brand of battery for charging.

The Bureau of Transportation further reported that site selection has been completed for four additional charging stations, all located in Manhattanbrooklyn(Brooklyn), in addition to Cooper Square, there are two charging stations in Manhattan located at the Essex Street Market in the Lower East Side and Plaza de las Americas in Washington Heights. The two locations in Brooklyn are at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Willoughby Street.

Currently, these charging stations are only open to delivery men who have applied in advance, and there will be a six-month free trial until feedback is collected. Registration events will be held at Cooper Plaza and Brooklyn Army Pier on March 7 and March 8, respectively.

Mr. Zhang, who works as a food delivery worker in Flushing, said the plan itself is good, but he also pointed out that lithium batteries are expensive. Many delivery people only have one battery, and using charging piles is not practical.

City Transportation Director Ydanis Rodriguez said these charging stations will provide a safe working environment for delivery men. City Fire Chief Laura Kavanaugh said lithium battery explosions have caused too many tragedies in New York City, and the measure is not only for the safety of delivery men, but also for the safety of citizens.

Kavanaugh specifically reminded citizens not to take electric vehicle batteries home for charging. On February 22, a fire broke out in Harlem due to the explosion of a delivery man’s lithium battery, resulting in one death. Because the door of the delivery man’s house was not locked, the fire spread rapidly and firefighters were unable to enter the building and had to resort to ropes for rescue.

City Transportation Director Roger Guise said he would do his best to provide a safe working environment for delivery men. (Reporter Fan Hongyu/Photography)


The charging device provided by Swiftmile is equipped with a charging cable with fast charging technology.  Delivery man can use any...
The charging device provided by Swiftmile is equipped with a charging cable with fast charging technology. The delivery man can use any brand of battery for charging. (Reporter Fan Hongyu/Photography)

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