'Electric Charge Network' to Install 7,500 New Charging Stations in California

One of California's three investor-owned utilities has announced an electric vehicle charging infrastructure program that will spend $130 million through 2020.
January 21, 2018, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Robert Walton reports on a new EV Charge Network program at Pacific Gas & Electric that aims to install 7,500 level 2 chargers across Northern and Central California.

"The charging ports will be rolled out to condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces," according to Walton. "In this year's first quarter, the utility will begin installing new chargers, including at Merced College, the first participating customer."

The new program will help the state of California meet its target of getting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. The article includes more details on the roll out of the program, including how PG&E will select its site. Fore more of the financing and maintenance details of the program, see a press release from PG&E announcing the program.

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Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Smart Cities Dive
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