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Infrastructure Électrique: France Spends $2.2 Billion on Charging Stations

While San Francisco and Portland race to build America's first city-wide electric car infrastructure, France (which already beat us to bike...


While San Francisco and Portland race to build America's first city-wide electric car infrastructure, France (which already beat us to bike sharing) may have just lapped them both in an electric Citroen. The French government just announced it will spend $2.2 billion on a network of electric car charging stations:The government will make the installation of charging sockets obligatory in office parking lots by 2015, and new apartment blocks with parking lots will have to include charging stations starting in 2012.The plan is being coordinated with various fleet operators and electric car manufacturers so that there's actually a demand for the stations as they get installed. Peugeot-Citroen says it'll have "four small electric vehicles ready for sale in 2010, including two small city cars." They won't even need our Teslas.
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