France Plans Electric Car Charging Network

The French government hass announced plans to install electric car charging stations throughout the country.
October 3, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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The plan will cost about $2 billion and will also include requirements for new developments.

"The government will make the installation of charging sockets obligatory in office parking lots by 2015, and new apartment blocks with parking lots will have to include charging stations starting in 2012.

A group of public and private fleet operators has already identified a need to purchase 50,000 electric vehicles through 2015, Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo told a press conference, and the government reckons that by pooling purchasing there is potential to reach a fleet of 100,000 vehicles by that date."

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Published on Thursday, October 1, 2009 in The Wall Street Journal
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