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Los AngelesElectric vehicle charging stations are the biggest trend in parking garages. An increase in electric vehicle ownership has created more demand for charging stations, and owners are responding to the need. The trend is true for both private owners and public owners.

“One of the trends we’re seeing is an increase in the percentage of electric vehicles over vehicles powered by gas engines,” Al Carroll, EVP of parking structures at McCarthy Buildings Cos., tells GlobeSt.com. “Concerns with global warming and increasing gas prices are changing the average consumer’s preference/mindset when they’re contemplating the purchase of a new vehicle. These concerns are also driving some municipalities toward adopting higher percentages of spaces that have provisions for electric car charging stations which is requiring increased electrical capacity to operate their parking facility.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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