Questions remain for ease of electric car roll-out

Electric car buyers, carmakers and air quality officials are energized about the flurry of vehicles hitting the market in the coming months, but some worry that gaps in public charging and what the cars will do to local utilities could make for slow going.

Behind all the buzz about the Chevy Volt and the long list of buyers for the Nissan Leaf — along with other cars and trucks coming to market in the next two years — car dealers, electric utilities and air quality officials say the first few months might be a bumpy ride.

“There are all kinds of challenges,” said Steve Badgett, deputy general manager of Riverside Public Utilities. “I probably spend 10 to 15 percent of my time addressing auto challenges with the electric supply.”

via Questions remain for ease of electric car roll-out | Breaking News | – Press-Enterprise.


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