New Use for Phone Booths

As cell phones have eliminated the need for phone booths, unused booths could play a key role in Spain's electric car revolution as charging stations.
September 10, 2009, 10am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The Spanish government is funding programs to create the infrastructure for electric cars throughout the country.

"Some 30 telephone boxes have been earmarked to form part of a test network of 546 state-subsidised recharging points in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville.

Phone boxes are often ideally placed close to the curbs of pavements and already have their own electricity supply, making them relatively easy to adapt."

Thanks to Joaquin Quinto

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Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in The Guardian
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