27 Apr '11, 3pm

Charging Stations Coming to Big Box Stores?: It seems like just yesterday folks were sitting on panels in over...

Charging Stations Coming to Big Box Stores?: It seems like just yesterday folks were sitting on panels in over...

It seems like just yesterday folks were sitting on panels in over-air-conditioned hotel ballrooms musing over the impact electric vehicles would have on utilities and society at large. Today, early adopters -- and the rush of companies trying to provide infrastructure to support the nascent market -- are offering some real experiences, and challenges, to reflect on. From getting the chargers into the right hands (and locations) to pricing structure, it’s a bit like the Wild West of the car market -- with plenty of fodder for future conference panels. Currently, most EV manufacturers have agreements with charging station companies (AeroVironment , Ecotality , Coulomb Technologies , eVgo ) to provide at-home chargers to car owners once they get off the waiting lists. But sooner rather than later (and maybe even as soon as this summer), people will be able to pick up at least...

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