Tesla drivers heading to Midtown Manhattan could soon have a place to charge their vehicle prior to traveling under the Hudson River.
The Silicon Valley-based company submitted an application to North Bergen’s municipal government that calls for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at 2819 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the township, according to a notice of hearing.
Although there is a Tesla Supercharger at Newport Centre near Jersey City’s entrance to the Holland Tunnel, Tesla’s website indicates that there are currently no Superchargers along the Route 495 corridor that is used to access the Lincoln Tunnel. The closest one for Tesla drivers traveling westbound from Midtown Manhattan is at the Wawa in Kearny.
The North Bergen Tesla charging stations would be situated within a plaza just off Route 495 that includes locations of Aldi, Starbucks, and Crunch Fitness. Eight parking spaces would be converted into charging stations, according to a municipal agenda.
Representatives for Tesla are scheduled to go before the North Bergen Planning Board today, Thursday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. to seek preliminary and final major site plan approval.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the North Bergen Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.