30 Dec '13, 8pm

Number of US public charging stations climbed 30% this year

The number of publicly accessible US plug-in vehicle charging stations rose about 30 percent this year, as more retailers looked to attract potential customers by giving drivers the chance to charge up their Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt plug-in vehicles while shopping. There were about 6,770 public charging stations across the country as of Christmas Day, up from about 5,200 at the end of last year , according to official US Department of Energy figures . California accounted for 1,475 of those stations, about 22 percent of the country's total. Texas had 488 stations available to the public, while Florida had 398. Washington State and Oregon had 386 and 349 public charging stations, respectively, as their state governments encouraged more stations along US highways . Among retailers, Walgreens continued to be the most aggressive with its station deployment, boasting 389....

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