Charging ahead: Providers demonstrate range of possibilities for EV charging stations

By Susan Bloom

Once a thing of random science fairs and future world auto expos, electric vehicles have finally begun to hit their stride, along with the components that drive them, such as electric vehicle charging stations. According to Pike Research in its December 2011 report entitled Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment, “by 2017, more than 1.5 million locations to charge vehicles will be available in the United States and electric vehicle charging equipment sales will reach $4.3 billion worldwide.”

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As revealed by the following real-time electric vehicle charging installations nationwide, several proactive manufacturers and distributors are demonstrating the potential for this exciting and emerging market and showing why this business is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.

Click through our photo gallery below for a look at examples of EV charging stations in action.

Bloom is a 20-year veteran of the lighting and electrical products industry. Reach her at

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