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.

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."

Full Story: Electric Cars: How Local Governments Can “Jumpstart” Preparations for the Next Wave in Transportation

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