Apr 21, 2011
Most electric car owners may no longer be worrying about paying high prices for gasoline nor polluting the air, but something is worrying them when they need to commute to far away places: the fear that there won’t be an electric charging station near when their batteries go dry.
It is because of this reason that the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) along with Google, Inc. and 80 more companies have agreed to create a map for electric cars.
“This goal of this new collaboration is to establish a primary data source for GPS and mapping services tracking electric vehicle supply equipment locations–or charging stations,” the National Renewable Energy Laboratory said in a statement.
With this move, more Electric Car drivers will be able to plan their long commutes and push those who were on the fence on buying an electric car to buy one.