Utility Maps City for Electric Car Charging Clusters

Nashville Electric Service maps cities likely hotspots for electric car recharging.

Published: 12-Jan-2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Planners at Nashville's electric power distributor have mapped the city's likely hotspots for vehicle battery recharging, trying to stay ahead of demand as electrics become more broadly available.

They had a pretty good idea where to look.

Research suggests the stereotypical early buyer of an electric vehicle is a high wage earner with an advanced degree and multiple cars who lives fairly close to work. There is a strong chance the buyer is female and a Democrat.

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