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Europe's Big Bet on Electric Vehicle Future

In the light of slow sales of EVs in Europe, in 2011, the European Union would require as many as 148,000 publicly-accessible charging stations in Germany, alone.

Published: 28-Jan-2013

If you build it, they will come.

That’s the bet behind an ambitious plan to boost the number of electric vehicles and hybrids plying European roads by making electric charging stations nearly as common as gas stations.

The European Union wants to build a half million charging stations by 2020.


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