24 Nov 2013

Pike’s Electric Now Installing Vehicle Charging Stations

… Also known as EV charging stations, an electric vehicle charging station is an infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of electric vehicles, such as electric cars, neighborhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles.  New charging stations are being installed by public authorities, commercial enterprises and major employers to keep up with the demand created by the growing market for vehicles that use alternative fuels to gasoline and diesel fuels.

As of March 2013, 5,678 public charging stations existed across the United States, with 16,256 public charging points, of which 3,990 were located in California, 1,417 in Texas, and 1,141 in Washington. As of November 2012, about 15,000 charging stations had been installed in Europe.

As America become more energy conscious, electric and hybrid cars are becoming more main-stream.  This has resulted in a high demand for electric charging stations across the US.  As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Pikes Electric is becoming more involved with the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.