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Estonia Leads World in National Electric Car Charging Network

Estonia now has 151 EV charging stations in operation, with plans to eventually install 700 publicly-accessible units with 200 to be Fast-Charge.

Published: 22-Feb-2013

It brought the world Skype, Europe its first capital with free public transport, and now Estonia is touting the globe's first fast-charging network for electric vehicles.

But its launch this week was overshadowed by public outrage over skyrocketing electricity prices since power market deregulation here in January.

Intended to cut carbon dioxide emissions, the network now has 151 charging-stations up and running across the small northern Baltic state, with 14 more planned by this summer, according to KredEx, the public agency in charge of building it.

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