Where Are We Going To Charge Our Cars?

Cities need stations where electric cars can recharge in order for the new technology to take off and become a reality in the future, <cite>The Wall Street Journal</cite> reports.
August 10, 2009, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"With an increase in electric car technology, and the promise of cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, the need for electric vehicle infrastructure is severe. Cities and regions presently lack the type of robust infrastructure that would allow these vehicles to become a mainstay on the roads.

Likely this is a chicken-and-egg problem: low demand for electric cars without proper infrastructure, and low willingness to put infrastructure until the cars are there.

Governments, public utilities, and private companies are taking measures to address this issue."

Thanks to Michael Rodriguez

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2009 in The Wall Street Journal
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