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Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

By Stephen Edelstein 153 views Mar 31, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations Enlarge Photo As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the friendliest for plug-in cars which, according to a recent Navigant Research post, have a powerful ally there: utility companies. There are now around 5,000 electric cars registered in Texas, and that number is expected to grow to nearly 100,000 by 2023. MORE: Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report The growth is likely due to the existence of a comprehensive network of public charging stations in urban areas, which are largely supported by the state's utilities. 2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo qu...

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