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Chargepoint to Alleviate EV Users' Range Anxiety

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: hybridcars and green.autoblog
Refueling electric vehicles may soon be easier: Coulomb Technologies and Aker Wade Power Technologies are developing public charging stations able to recharge an electric vehicle in under 30 minutes.

Range anxiety is no small factor in the EV market. Providing for fast electric car battery recharge may lessen angst over the possibility of being stranded during longer recharge times: 240-volt charging stations reduce the recharge time by half compared to standard 120-volt outlets.

Charging stations should be available for installation in late 2010 and will cost $20K-$40 per unit.