Canada Finds Electric Car Infrastructure Already In Place

In the cold climes of Canada, parking lots come equipped with 120-volt outlets to keep engine blocks warm. Planners see these outlets as a stepping stone to a future of electric cars for the country.
July 16, 2009, 6am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"The 120-volt outlets achieve so-called Level 1 charging, which takes between 8-14 hours to fully recharge a car battery, while specialized 240-volt outlets charge in about half that time.

Vancouver's city council passed legislation last week requiring all new condominiums built in the city to install the 240-volt outlets in 20 per cent of all parking spots - the first city in North America to do so."

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Published on Monday, July 13, 2009 in The Vancouver Sun
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