The city's unlimited charging service, expected to be offered on a $25/six-month subscription basis, would allow plug-in vehicle drivers to simply swipe a card to access any of the areas charging stations. Without the subscription, charging costs of approximately $ 2 per hour of use would apply.
If the city council approves the subscription-based, unlimited use charging service, Austin Energy will issue "pay at the pump" cards to subscribers beginning in March. Austin has long been at the forefront of the plug-in vehicle movement, with both Plug-In Partners (now defunct) and the Austin Alt Car event calling the city home. Hat tip to Joe!
[Source: Austin Business Journal]