Bay Area-based Ecotality says a plan for 10,200 charging stations gives NRG an unfair competitive advantage.SACRAMENTO — A Bay Area clean technology firm is suing state energy regulators, accusing them of granting an out-of-state power company a monopoly over EV charging stations in California.
In his State of the City address today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will call for the installation of 10,000 charging spots for electric vehicles over the next seven years. In his prepared remarks, reported by Transportation Nation, Bloomberg writes:
Silicon Valley has emerged as the hub for the nascent electric vehicle movement. Tesla Motors (TSLA), glowing in the spotlight of the first initial public offering of a U.S. automaker in over 50 years, is the star at the moment. The Palo Alto-based maker of the sporty, $109,000 Roadster has the strong supporting case that it sorely needs to make this IPO venture a success.
ONE BIG ISSUE AMONG ELECTRIC-VEHICLE DRIVERS IS HOW AND WHERE TO RE-CHARGE THEIR CARS OR TRUCKS. SO TESLA HAS ALSO UNVEILED ITS OWN ELECTRIC-CHARGING STATIONS, SIX OF WHICH ARE ALFREADAY IN OPERATION AS PART OF ITS PLAN TO INSTALL ADDITIONAL STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND CANADA.