By BRIAN DOWLING, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hartford Courant
12:54 p.m. EST, November 4, 2013
“Our goal is a network of charging stations that allows anyone driving an electric vehicle to travel anywhere in our state with total confidence that they will be able to recharge their car battery when necessary,” Malloy said in a written statement.
The vast majority of car travel occurs in trips under 30 miles, making the limited range of some electric vehicles adequate though a potentially disincentive to consumers looking to buy an electric car. In response, states like Connecticut have promoted the expansion of charging networks so that drivers have more options of where to charge their vehicles.
And the market for these electric vehicle chargers and other equipment is expected to grow sharply, a tenfold jump in the next 10 years, according to an October report by Navigant Research. Lisa Jerram, a senior research analyst with Navigant, said that early concerns about chargers, such as lack of capability among different car and charger models, have dissipated. Click for full article.