Looks Who's Taking a Serious Look at Electric Car Charging Station Installations

Real estate investment trusts, REITs, the folks who build and operate shopping malls, that's who.

Published: 27-Jan-2014

All electric vehicles are being offered by an increasing number of automakers. The technology is amazing, but it suffers from a key limitation -- batteries. You can fill a gasoline car in a few minutes, but what do you do when your electric dies?

In the right areas of the country, that could turn car-charging into a key amenity for another player: Real estate investment trusts and the malls they operate.

Coast to coast
Tesla Motors is working hard to change the roads, trying to replace gasoline powered cars with electrics. Although the company isn't the only one selling electric cars, it is the one most associated with the vehicles. But founder Elon Musk, who some view as a visionary, realized more was needed than just a pretty car if customers were going to take his company seriously.

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