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Electric cars and public charging: hot dog and bun, not chicken or egg?

John Voelcker Aug 28, 2017 Follow John Add to circle 2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo fast charger at Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ [photo: John Briggs] Enlarge Photo It's an old cliche used to indicate an unsolvable problem: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Sometimes it's applied to the challenge of electric-car charging stations: which comes first, sales of the cars or installation of public charging to support them? Well, Jeff Allen isn't having any of it. He wants to talk about hot dogs, and buns. DON'T MISS: Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland: lessons learned In a feisty essay, "Let Us Bury the Chicken and Egg ," the executive director of Forth (nee Drive Oregon) lays out why the chicken-and-egg comparison irritates him. It's an easy out, he says, suggesting that the challenges of electric-car charging infrastructure are unknowable and can't really ever...

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