What Cities Can Do to Encourage Electric Cars

Maury Blackman of Accela writes that local governments will have a significant effect on whether electric cars take off or not, because they will be approving and building the necessary infrastructure.
August 14, 2010, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Blackman lists the types of things local governments should be working on:

"* Expanded electric grids, public charging stations, and special high-voltage home charging docks will all be needed.

* States, cities and utilities will need to work together to find where neighborhood clusters of electric cars are likely to be purchased that could strain the power supply.

* And, of course, building codes and zoning regulations may need to change, as offices and public garages build charging stations, and homeowners outfit their property to accommodate charging docks."

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Published on Friday, August 13, 2010 in Accela Corporate blog
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