Raleigh, N.C. to Install Plug-in Hybrid Charging Stations

By dancurranjr On March 1st, 2009

plug-in-hybrid-phevLast week, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom reported for us that the city had just installed 3 charging stations for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Yesterday, the News & Observer reported that Raleigh, N.C. plans to install eight plug-in charging stations over the next few months, under a program called Project Get Ready. Like the San Francisco-based program, drivers will access the charging stations through key-cards. In Raleigh, this means simple credit card access at a cost of about 2.5 cents per mile, while the SF-based program uses chargers provided by Coulomb Technologies at no cost, but are only available to members of the car-sharing programs City CarShare and Zipcar.

Portland, OR, and Indianapolis are also participating in Project Get Ready, which was initiated by the Colorado-based non-profit Rocky Mountain Insititute. The stations will be installed primarily in the city’s parking garages and around N.C. State University, at a cost of about $1,000 to $4,000 a piece.

SOURCE: Gas 2.0

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