Ever wonder where your tax dollars go? You know, aside from the $2.3 million and counting we’re paying for all the infighting at City Hall. Well, we’re no IRS experts, but we were excited to learn that one Scottsdale company recently received $114M to help bring the first public charging stations for electric cars to cities around the country.
Over the next few years, ECOtality expects to roll out nearly 15,000 charging stations in 16 cities across six states, including a large cluster right here in Greater Phoenix and Tucson. Meanwhile, if your thinking about going electric, you might want to pick up a Nissan LEAF or a Chevrolet Volt, because the grant also covers giving some 8,000 qualifying drivers of a free a residential charger.
Just don’t complain to us when the oil companies squash this whole boondoggle and you end up with a very expensive electric toy.