The city of Palo Alto, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is already on the cutting edge of modern technology, as the home of Tesla Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Stanford University. It also has large facilities run by Facebook, Apple, Google and PayPal. Outside of the private sector, though, there's not a lot to distinguish Palo Alta from other very wealthy ZIP codes.
Electric Car Charging Station
Founded in June of 2008, 350Green, a San Diego, CA-based company, announced plans to install a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations. 350Green will launch its first charger install project in the San Francisco Bay Area. The California-based company looks to install charging stations at urban retail shopping centers and at other high-traffic areas.
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugs in at the RenCen – Click above for high-res image gallery
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Now that cell phones are so ubiquitous all around the developed world, there seems to be little need for all those public telephone booths dotting the landscape. This being the case, there are plans in place in Spain that could see a large number of these unused telephone booths converted into electric car recharging stations.