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Electric Vehicles Could Be To Blame for NYC Parking Garage Collapse

A new report from Fox News has revealed that electric cars could be to blame for a recent parking garage collapse in New York City

The parking garage collapse left one person dead and dozens of cars damaged.

Before the collapse occurred the British Parking Association in a report claimed modern parking garages are unable to hold large amount of electric vehicles due to them being almost two times heavier than a regular car.

Here’s the aftermath of the collapse:

Here’s what Fox News reported:

The collapse of a parking garage in New York City on Tuesday that killed at least one person has put a new spotlight on aging structures used for vehicle storage.

The five-level building, which has several active violations listed with the city, dates back to 1925 and was first licensed as a garage in 1957 for five or more vehicles per floor, WNBC reported.

The exact cause of the structure’s failure has not been determined, but updates have been made to it in the years since and it is currently licensed to accommodate 276 vehicles.

The incident occurred after a recent study raised concerns that many older parking garages may need to be re-evaluated due to the increasing average weight of vehicles, particularly electric models.

The report from the British Parking Association noted that some electric cars weigh more than double what popular models in the same segments did in the 1960s, due in part to their heavy battery packs. This also often applies to contemporary cars.


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