Friday, April 11, 2008

Charging stations on the way for 2010 Plug-in hybrids

California's Coulomb Technologies is working with the state of California to install charging stations for the upcoming crop of plug-in hybrid vehicles such as the Chevy Volt, Saturn Vue and Prius plug-in models.

These cars are expected to hit US roads in late 2010 and Coulomb (currently in "quiet mode") wants to give them a plug as it were. The company expects to install small charging stations in current parking areas alongside traditional parking meters. No word yet on pricing but the systems are currently in operation in London at no charge to commuters. The California plan will likely allow the customer to pay for a quick charge (220v) via debit card.

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