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The thought of climbing into an electric vehicle and avoiding those high prices at the pump holds strong appeal for Southland motorists.
But what about charging stations? What if your battery runs low and there are none in sight?
Southern California Edison has a plan that will help eliminate that problem. The utility received the go-ahead last week from state regulators to begin a pilot project to support installation of as many as 1, 500 electric vehicle charging stations throughout its 50, 000-square-mile service area.
If that goes well they hope to expand the program to 30, 000 charging stations. The chargers would work for both electric-only vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles or PEVs, which also have gasoline-powered engines. Both must be plugged in to be recharged.
“We believe that would represent about 30 percent of the total demand for charging stations when we get out to the 1 million electric vehicles that are anticipated by 2020 and beyond, ” said Gary Stern, SCE’s director of energy policy. “We hope it will assist the state in meeting its greenhouse gas reduction and air quality goals. As the number of EVs grows it would make sense to have about 100, 000 charging stations. So 30, 000 would be a major step in that direction.”
The number of EVs in California is ramping up, but they have a long way to go to meet the 1 million mark. In September, energy officials estimated that electric cars accounted for only 150, 000 of the state’s 13 million registered automobiles.
California has set the most aggressive clean transportation goals in the country, including creating a charging network big enough to handle 1 million electric vehicles by 2020. But despite evolving battery technology, range anxiety is still one of the top deterrents for would-be EV buyers.
Many EV users have charging stations at home. But when they’re are out they often have to plan where they can get their next charge.
La Crescenta resident Mark Brown said he chose to lease his Toyota Rav4 electric vehicle instead of buying it because of the rapid evolution of EVs. And range, he said, is a concern.
“Technology changes so fast, ” Brown said recently. “I wouldn’t doubt if the cars will have a little battery pack in the future that will give you an extra boost to get you home.”
Automakers have significantly expanded how far their EVs will go on a single charge.
Tesla tops the list with a range of 240 miles. But that doesn’t come cheap, as the vehicle starts at around $75, 000. The Kia Soul EV, with a base price of $33, 700, ranks second with a range of 93 miles. Some of the others range from 68 to 83 miles on a single charge.early childhood education degree online speech language pathologist education college education trump education policy strada education network secondary education priscilla chan education florida education ranking pearson education franklin county board of education education administration nurse continuing education california education ranking nyu continuing education future of education state education rankings 2020 common sense education matthew gray gubler education education for death illinois board of education states with best education follett higher education group money education sarah palin education eric adams education minecraft education edition recipes harvard school of education chronicles of higher education brown v board of education date jfk education forum postsecondary education howard county board of education collegis education education level by state ohio education association chartwells higher education education services education records may be released without consent only if college of education uf new york city department of education adult education near me sec of education postgraduate education savannah guthrie education lawyer education requirements philosophy of education career and technical education elmore county board of education kansas department of education florida board of education clay county board of education illinois board of education self education new york state department of education peer education brown v board of education date saweetie education inside higher education discovery education santa clara county office of education adult education schools lack of education national center for education statistics inside higher education us education system higher education act of 1965 ted bundy education chad kelly education master of education texas department of education vision in education website education gwinnett county board of education doctoral degree in education nurse practitioner education requirements health education specialist brown v board of education 1954 early childhood education certificate career education systems calhoun county board of education macbook pro education pricing academy for classical education zazie beetz education children's education fund kearny board of education special education teachers fort stewart education center title ix of the education amendments act of 1972 what is peer education career technical education a delectable education world education rankings nc education lottery results oak ridge institute for science and education adult education classes board of education nc