Cities Scramble to Prepare for Electric Vehicles

Electric cars sap a lot of electricity out of the grid, and many vehicles charging at once can cause unprepared cities to blackout.
August 27, 2010, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Cities are courting the big automotive manufacturers to begin installing infrastructure in their cities:

"Nissan, Ford and other electric vehicle makers said they look at three factors in picking cities for rollouts: large numbers of hybrid owners - a sign electric cars will be embraced - friendly public policy and supportive utilities.

"We need to get the right policies in place, moving forward, soon. And when I say soon, I mean get them in place over the next six months to a year," said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago, which is participating in the consortium."

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Published on Friday, August 27, 2010 in Boston Herald
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