US retailers decided to take part of the summer off when it came to deploying new public electric-vehicle chargers. The installation pace for these stations slowed slightly the last two months after reaching a pretty steady clip earlier this year at about 200 new stations a month. Between the last week of May and the first week of August, about 350 stations were added, bringing the US total to 6,395. That's up from about 5,200 at the beginning of the year, according to US Department of Energy nu
The US increased the number of publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations by about nine percent in the first quarter of 2013 as retailers and municipalities looked to start meeting increased demand from drivers of plug-ins vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
US public and private entities are adding publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations at a clip of about 180 units a month, which would put the country's total at about 7,400 by year end, according to US Department of Energy figures.
About 170 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations were installed in the US last month. If this trend continues, the number of EV stations could grow at about 40 percent a year, according to US Department of Energy figures.
Electric vehicle owners should soon be able to plug in their autos while stopping off for some toothpaste and a refill on Rogaine. Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States, will be hosting EV charging stations thanks to an agreement with 350Green that will see EV chargers added to 425 Walgreen locations across the country.