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The ChargePoint Network Expands Across America

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Jul 25, 2011 • References: articles.boston and gizmodo
Partially funded by the federal Department of Energy, the 'ChargePoint Network' represents a growing system of chest-high power nodes used to recharge electric cars. Although gas-free cars haven't yet become the most fashionable or affordable mode of transportation, it's clear that the United States is building the infrastructure to make the nationwide movement away from petrol as painless as possible.

Today, the ChargePoint Network makes its largest expansion yet. After installing hundreds of nodes throughout California and New York, the company deployed 142 "pumps" to 25 locations throughout Massachusetts. The endeavor to make EV refueling more convenient may seem costly, but the state of Massachusetts is only forking over around $5,500 per charging unit -- a bargain deal!

In a matter of years (if not months), people should begin seeing these iconic power stations more often as the big auto-manufacturers roll out their market-ready EV models. Who knows, your daughter or son's first car might be electric!