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:
ByLouis Dematteis:When the state of California agreed in November to set up a network of 200 charging stations for electric vehicles (EV), the initiative was hailed as one of the biggest state-backed US projects for establishing infrastructure to promote the adoption of plug-in cars.
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.
The energy production firm NRG Energy on Friday announced a deal with the California Public Utilities Commission to invest about $100 million over the next four years to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations in the state. The company said it will build at least 200 publicly available fast-charging stations at locations in ...
Most of a $120-million settlement with NRG Energy is to be used to build at least 200 public fast-charging stations and install wiring for 10,000 plug-in units at 1,000 locations in California.In a big boost to current and prospective electric car owners, most of a $120-million settlement with an energy company will be used to build a vast network of charging stations in California.
The battle to develop new infrastructure for charging electric vehicles is heating up, with several key players aiming to prove that a viable business model can gain credence even before a critical mass of cars is on the road.Early movers are taking different approaches. But they all face the same fundamental challenge - how to stomach development costs and turn a profit before the electric vehicle (EV) market takes off.