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Plug-In Car Owners Charged Up By Blocked Charging Stations

Los Gatos charging stations are not exclusive, allowing ICE-age cars to park in sports, blocking them for electric car owners who need to recharge.

Published: 06-Feb-2013

Sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles are expected to climb this year, with SustainableBusiness.com predicting they will grab 14 percent of the 2013 automotive market. Virtually every car manufacturer has at least one hybrid or EV model for sale, and Toyota has four in the Prius family. Indeed, SustainableBusiness.com says Prius has hit the big time--it is now the third top selling vehicle in the world.

But people still worry about how far they can drive on a charge and if charging stations are near enough when they need to "fill up." It is particularly worrisome to EV owners who don't have the option of switching over to gasoline as hybrid owners do.

Los Gatos has four charging station locations: the Elm Street and Grays Lane parking lots, next to the library at the civic center and near the post office on N. Santa Cruz Avenue.

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