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5,000 EV Charging Stations Announced for SF Bay Area

Posted By Cameron Scott On August 11, 2010 @ 7:25 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation,San Francisco | 3 Comments

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Bay Area peeps, get ready for some electric vehicle [2] charging stations! The region is about to receive $5 million from the Department of Energy to install [3] 50 fast-charging EV stations along highways, 2,000 public stations in public parking lots and participating company parking lots, and 3,000 residential charging stations.

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The money will be distributed as part of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s “Spare the Air [5]” program. But the plan was hatched several years ago, when the mayors of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose agreed that they would make the area the nation’s electric vehicle capital [6]. With half of all carbon emissions in the Bay Area coming from gas-powered transportation [7], it’s good planning — and so far, despite a little competition [8] from the Big Apple [9], the Bay [10] is in good shape [11], but this round of installations will give it a huge boost.

+ Spare the Air [5]

Via CNET [3]

Photos: Coulomb Technologies

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/11/bay-area-to-get-5000-ev-charging-stations/chargepoint-cityofsj2/

[2] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicles

[3] install: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-20013283-54.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GreenTech

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/11/bay-area-to-get-5000-ev-charging-stations/chargepoint-cityofsf/

[5] Spare the Air: http://www.sparetheair.org/

[6] nation’s electric vehicle capital: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/25/california-unveils-electric-vehicle-infrastructure-plan/

[7] transportation: http://www.inhabitat.com/transportation/

[8] competition: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/16/new-york-city-unveils-first-federally-funded-ev-charging-station/

[9] Big Apple: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/

[10] Bay: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/18/san-francisco-set-to-lead-the-electric-vehicle-revolution/

[11] good shape: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/08/california-to-get-1600-new-coulomb-ev-chargepoint-stations/

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