29 May '11, 2pm

Electric cars became more "powerful." @ENERGY announced that 1,800 charging stations will be installed. via @TreeHugger

Electric cars became more "powerful." @ENERGY announced that 1,800 charging stations will be installed. via @TreeHugger

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that to date, more than 1,800 electric vehicle chargers have been installed under the Recovery Act. Coulomb Technologies, ECOtality, General Motors and others have been moving forward to install the charging stations as part of the Administration's investments in U.S. electric vehicle manufacturing and alternative vehicle infrastructure. [...] "President Obama has set an ambitious goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. Investing in the U.S. electric vehicle industry will help us reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs for U.S. workers, and provide American families and businesses with alternatives to protect them from future spikes in gas prices," said Secretary Chu. "Building energy-saving electric cars and trucks, and the infrastructure to power them, will help Americans save money at th...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/steven-chu-doe-18...

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