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Houston Embraces the Leaf

The city of Houston is partnering with Nissan and Reliant Energy to make the city electric-car friendly (and get people driving the Nissan Leaf)....


The city of Houston is partnering with Nissan and Reliant Energy to make the city electric-car friendly (and get people driving the Nissan Leaf). From The Houston Chronicle:
To support electric vehicles like the Leaf, which will be available in Houston toward year's end, the city and Reliant are working to create an infrastructure that places charging stations in convenient locations. Reliant will also be developing a system of support, including home assessments, for people installing home charging stations. The stations will be compatible with other plug-in vehicles as well.
There's a bit of an infrastructure chicken-and-egg problem for all-electric cars. Will people buy them if there aren't convenient charging stations? Does it make sense to build tons of charging stations if no one drives electric cars? A private-public partnership like this, which harnesses the power (heh) of a huge retail electricity provider, seems like a smart way to address that problem.Via The Oil Drum.
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