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Canada Finds Electric Car Infrastructure Already In Place

In the cold climes of Canada, parking lots come equipped with 120-volt outlets to keep engine blocks warm. Planners see these outlets as a stepping stone to a future of electric cars for the country.

"The 120-volt outlets achieve so-called Level 1 charging, which takes between 8-14 hours to fully recharge a car battery, while specialized 240-volt outlets charge in about half that time.

Vancouver's city council passed legislation last week requiring all new condominiums built in the city to install the 240-volt outlets in 20 per cent of all parking spots - the first city in North America to do so."

Full Story: Canada may already be 'plugged-in' for electric cars

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