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Charging Stations

January 21, 2018, 7am PST
One of California's three investor-owned utilities has announced an electric vehicle charging infrastructure program that will spend $130 million through 2020.
Smart Cities Dive
January 5, 2018, 6am PST
But only if you drive a Tesla. Unlike a traditional "fill-up," charging an EV takes time—30 minutes for Tesla Superchargers—so Tesla provides an exclusive lounge for its customers at a new 40-Supercharger "rest stop" on I-5 in California.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 26, 2017, 9am PDT
People won't drive electric vehicles much differently than they drive gas powered vehicles. That means charging infrastructure will be needed in communities to supply electricity for many short drives.
Infrastructure USA
October 22, 2017, 1pm PDT
The infrastructure to support a world full of electric cars isn't going to build itself.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
April 29, 2017, 9am PDT
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney neither signed nor vetoed the anti-electric car bill allowing it to become law, but is symbolically not giving it his approval.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 21, 2016, 8am PDT
The concept is no different from trains travelling along a charged track. While any real-world implementation is a long way off, the TEV team is building a trial road for a lower estimated cost per mile than traditional highway.
Bloomberg Business
October 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
A key bill had language allowing public utilities to enter into the electric vehicle charging industry—overlooked by the oil industry and a game-changer for EVs as it tackles one of their most formidable challenges.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 12, 2015, 11am PDT
All is not copacetic in the Bay Area's EV community. An apparent shortage of electric vehicle chargers is causing incidents where EV owners disregard proper 'charging etiquette' and unplug the charger from other EVs to charge their own vehicle.
The New York Times - Science
December 31, 2014, 8am PST
Two companies have teamed up to provide solar-powered, electric vehicle charging with battery storage in 68 apartment buildings in San Francisco. They will rent spaces for charging by tenants. Roofs will also be rented and covered with solar panels.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 26, 2014, 8am PDT
Leonardo DiCaprio may have received top billing, but Jerry Brown spoke as well on the actions of the Golden State to combat climate change under his watch. Two days earlier, he signed six bills to increase sales of electric vehicles.
Sacramento Bee
March 2, 2011, 5am PST
The city of Chicago is planning to build a network of 280 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city by the end of the year.
Grist
July 25, 2010, 1pm PDT
Hawaii is an ideal test case for creating an electric car infrastructure because fuel costs are very high and distances are manageable. Charging stations are going up all over the islands with a goal of making it easy to envision driving an EV.
Governing Magazine
December 29, 2009, 2pm PST
This piece from <em>Grist</em> looks at electric-vehicle infrastructure in Denver, which may be a model for other cities looking to encourage the purchase and use of electric vehicles.
Grist
October 3, 2009, 7am PDT
The French government hass announced plans to install electric car charging stations throughout the country.
The Wall Street Journal
September 10, 2009, 10am PDT
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.
The Guardian
July 14, 2009, 8am PDT
The city of Vancouver is going to begin requiring that a certain amount of electric car charging stations be included in all new residential developments.
CBC