San Francisco launches several electric recharge stations
Mayor Gavin Newsom and electric vehicle charging station developer, Coulomb Technologies, unveiled three electric vehicle charging stations in the city of San Francisco. These include charging points for City CarShare and Zipcar plug-in hybrid vehicles. Coulomb’s score in San Francisco comes on the heels of its installation of three electric vehicle stations in San Jose, Calif., last month. The three electric vehicle chargers in San Francisco will be used for a two-year demo; the startup’s business model is based on subscription plans. Prices include a limited-time “Basic Access” subscription offer, which the company says includes free charging through 2009. Then there are several monthly plans, including: $15 per month for 10 night time charging sessions, $30 per month for unlimited night time charging sessions, $20 per month for “grid-friendly” charging sessions, $40 per month for unlimited “grid-friendly” charging sessions, $25 per month for 10 anytime sessions, and $50 per month for unlimited charging at anytime.
Better Place has previously said that Bay Area network planning and permitting would start as soon as January 2009, and infrastructure deployment could begin in 2010.
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