30 Aug '16, 4am

California On Verge of Rolling Out 7,600 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal. Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install 7,600 electric vehicle-charging stations over the next three years, the single biggest deployment of plug-in spots in the country. The utility says the charge station placements would encourage those who don’t own houses to buy EVs, since it would prioritize placements at workplaces and multifamily housing. The proposal, 7,500 level two (240 volts), and 100 DC fast EV charging stations, was submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which could release its decision this week and formally vote an approval by September 29. PG&E’s ratepayers would pay the $160 million cost, with monthly electric rates incre...

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