Nissan: U.S. government should install electric-car charging stations nationwide

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The Obama administration has big goals of putting 1 million hybrid and electric-vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015. According to Andy Palmer, a senior vice president of Nissan, the goal is ‘reasonable’ if the government builds hydrogen fueling and electric-charging station nationwide.

“Carmakers can’t go and put hydrogen fueling and charging stations throughout the U.S., but the government can,” Palmer said.

Currently there are 722 electric-charging station in the U.S., with 60 percent in California. There are 58 hydrogen fueling stations in the nation, again with the most in California.

Sales of hybrid and electric-vehicles are expected to reach 1.6 million in the U.S. by the end of the decade, or 9 percent of all cars. By 2030, sales could reach 4 million vehicles.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News