Daimler is helping out the e-mobility
Their goal is to have the 100 cars in the hands of drivers by 2010. RWE is installing about 500 charging points around the city that will be able to recognize each EV, and the credit card linked to the account, so drivers have an easy time charging up. One hundred cars doesn’t sound like a very big project, especially when they have a little over a year to get them out. But 500 intelligent charging stations sounds like a whole lot, especially for what is essentially a next-step pilot project. Also beggars can’t be choosers, and world is near the begging point for some quality EVs and infrastructure ASAP.
Because the project could have a significant impact on future use of EVs, the German government is supporting it. With luck, the system will be a smashing success and other governments (ahem, US, ahem), car companies and utilities will want to launch similar projects, moving us all closer to eco-friendly driving options.
written by LeSpocky, September 09, 2008
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