Australia To Have 600,000+ Electric Car Stations By 2012


Posted October 24, 2008 - By Joseph Baxter

Australia is making a huge commitment to the proliferation of the electric car by outfitting their three largest cities with charging stations. The government plans to build 200,000 to 250,000 stations for each city in an effort that will cost approximately 1 billion AUD (about $667 million USD.)

While the charger-network will surely lead to an increase in Australia's domestic demand for hybrid and electric vehicles, their government is also proposing regulating the way the "refueling" charges are handled with a contract situation similar to cell phones.

So basically, the Australian government wants to allow (either the car makers or fuel suppliers?) to turn basic electric power into some kind of unique service that requires a contract to a particular party (other than the people who send you your electric bill)? Have they been consulting with the RIAA or something? Yeah, I'm sure people won't find a way around that...


Australia To Have 600,000+ Electric Car Stations By 2012


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