21 Jun '11, 2pm

Want a $500 Electric Car Charging Station? So Does the DoE

If you’re in the market for an Electric car you’ll know that besides the obvious financial burden of paying for the car itself you probably want to budget a few thousand dollars extra to account for the installation of a dedicated electric car charging station in your home. At the moment, most early adopters are willing to shell out the extra money, but if electric cars are truly going to become mainstream vehicles, the cost of providing charging infrastructure needs to drastically drop. Enter the U.S. Department of Energy, which has just earmarked $12 million to help firms develop charging stations over the next 3 years which could cost consumers as little as $500 to buy. The funding opportunity announcement comes on the back of a study produced by the DoE’s Grid Integration Tech Team (GITT) which identified two key areas which new charging stations needed to address in o...

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