27 October 2014

charging a car, powering a city

A Tesla electric car charging on John Street in the Vinegar Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, across from ConEdison’s Farragut Substation. The personal mobility offered by the electric vehicle is offset by both the need to park and charge the car’s batteries and the material presence of the electricity substation in the urban landscape, a visual reminder of the energy infrastructure that powers cities.

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