The latest condo amenity? A charging station for your Tesla

Related’s 70 Vestry and Ironstate’s Urby Staten Island among projects with areas to plug in

TRD New York /
Aug.August 04, 2016 01:47 PM

Forget swimming pools, rooftop terraces, porte cochères and even helicopter landing pads. The latest amenity at high-end apartment buildings in the U.S.? Charging stations for electric vehicles.

Developers are betting on the electric-car market taking off and, as a result, are installing electric charging stations at high-end buildings nationwide, Mansion Global reported.

A recent study found that sales of electric vehicles will hit 41 million by 2040 to account for 35 percent of car sales, according to London-based research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Among those with EV charging stations in New York City are the Related Companies’ TRData LogoTINY 70 Vestry, Adam America Real Estate’s 610 Warren in Boerum Hill and Ironstate Development’s Urby Staten Island.

The 46-unit Tribeca condo at 70 Vestry will have eight charging stations, along with a garage with an automated parking system. At 610 Warren, a seven-story, 31-unit building, residents will have a private parking garage with 10 EV stations.

Urby, a 900-unit rental on Staten Island’s North Shore, will have a slew of “green” amenities, including 300 parking spaces and electric car chargers. There will also be a 5,000-square-foot urban farm, a rooftop apiary with several beehives and a communal kitchen with a chef-in-residence. [Mansion Global] — E.B. Solomont

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