Imagine that there's a state in US where you'll never be more than 15 minutes away from the nearest public charging station. Wouldn't that be swell?
Connecticut's Relatively Small Area Means Not Too Many Chargers Are Need to Meet That "Never More Than 15-Minute" Claim
Well, it looks like that'll be the case in Connecticut by the end of 2013.
The State of Connecticut says it'll eliminate any chance of "range anxiety" by more than doubling its publicly-accessible charging stations in the state.
Today there exists approximately 80 public charging stations in Connecticut. By the end of 2013, that number will be around 200.
The state will foot only part of the bill for each charging station install. It's estimated that Connecticut will pay out $2,000 per stations, while public and private organizations pick up the additional $2,000 to $4,000 per charger. Almost all units will be Level 2.
Environment Commissioner, Dan Esty, had this to say:
"By the end of this year we will be able to say that Connecticut is electric vehicle friendly across the state. You'll always be within ten or fifteen minutes of a charging station."
Only 298 electric vehicles are currently registered in Connecticut. Though a small figure, the 298 represent a tripling of the 98 registered as of September 2012.