Too few charging ports for electric cars in Silicon Valley creates 'charge rage' incidents PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of "charge rage" among drivers.
PALO ALTO, Calif. — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of “charge rage” among drivers.
Installation of electric vehicle charging ports at some companies has not kept pace with soaring demand, creating thorny etiquette issues in the workplace.
Peter Graf, chief sustainability officer for German software company SAP, says the company’s 16 charging stations are now not nearly enough for the 61 employees who drive electric vehicles.
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:
The electric car producer Tesla is driving full-speed into the Chinese market. Tesla unveiled plans Tuesday to build no-fee charging stations across China, allowing future Chinese Tesla owners to travel long distances cross country, the Wall Street Journal reports. The network of charging stations is still in its early planning stages, the company said, but Chinese customers can already order the Model S—scheduled for March delivery—and upcoming Model X for about $41,000.