car2go pulls plug on car-sharing service in San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Daimler’s car-sharing service car2go is suspending its operations in San Diego, California and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. In San Diego, car2go faced a lack of use, the company said. Those locations include: New York City, Portland, Columbus, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Washington DC, Calgary, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Tesla Superchargers Now Allow San Diego-To-Vancouver Electric Car Trips

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Their cars'' GPS systems confirmed that the corridor of Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging stations along Interstate 5 from San Diego, California, to Vancouver, Canada, was now complete. Can you drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border for free? On Saturday, Tesla Model S drivers woke to find that radical idea was now a reality.

First public SAE combo fast-charging station debuts in San Diego

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The first public charging station in the US to offer the SAE Combo-Charging fast charging system has opened at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA. The new combined AC and DC charging, or combo, connector is accessible via a single charge port on the vehicle. Major automakers including GM, Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have announced they will adopt the SAE combo fast charge connector standard.

More Pixs from the "Kick Gas Festival" in San Diego, CA. Saturday, 24 October 2009

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Details to follow on Pixs from San Diego's "Kick Gas Festival" showing the PluginAmerica Booth with the "Spirit of DC" on Saturday, 24 October 2009.

"Spirit of DC" Shows PbA Battery Pack at "Kick Gas Festival" in San Diego, CA, on Saturday, 24 October

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Bill, former EVA of San Diego Prez, is credited with the "Electric Drag'in" EVent, which was the forerunner for first "Kick Gas Festival" and hence, the second one. and just happens to be a UCSD student, and there sitting are: Professor Jim Murray and EVJerry Asher The next picture below show /Todd Barlow of Green Motors www.GreenMotorsInc.com , who brought the "Spirit of DC" over from Phoenix in order to demo the Plug-in.

PHEV3A Week Plus in Review from San Diego - Phoenix - Tucson - Bisbee - Douglas - Bisbee -.

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs and EVnthusiasts, One & All - In San Diego, the "Spirit" did on PHEV Day 135, Tuesday, 10 February 2009, a run to Cuyamaca College. Missing out there in San Diego on just one more opportunity charge to give us 12 electric miles, we would have hit the GOAL of 101MPG. Data computed showed: 50.2MPG for 247 miles within San Diego County.

car2go opening in Washington DC

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend. Beginning 24 March, car2go will begin to deploy 200 smart fortwo cars in Washington DC, distributing them throughout the entire District. In March 2012, car2go will launch in Washington D.C.

Cal Energy Commission approves ~$9M for DC fast chargers; $12.6M for NGV incentives

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy. —which will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99 and Highway 101.

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ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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ABB has introduced the Terra 53 for North America, showcasing it at the Plug-in 2013 conference in San Diego. This 50 kW DC fast charging station meets both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. The Terra 53 joins the ABB Terra family of DC charging stations that offer fast charging times with industry leading, business-to-business network solutions.

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VW, BMW and ChargePoint partner to create SAE Combo DC fast charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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In the initial phase, the aim is to install nearly 100 DC Fast charging ports across both coasts, with plans to expand the program to increase access to fast charging across the country. DC charging the BMW i3 (left) and Volkswagen e-Golf (right).

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Nissan installing more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF dealers in US

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Nissan will support installation of more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF-certified dealers in 21 key markets nationwide. This quick charging initiative follows a 24-dealer pilot program, which Nissan rolled out at dealerships in the markets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Seattle. The units, which use the CHAdeMO standard, can charge the vehicle from depleted to about 80% in about 30 minutes.

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BP to Install 45 Ecotality Blink DC Fast Charging Stations

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a partner in The EV Project, will install ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast Chargers (480 volt 3-Phase AC input)—unveiled at the Business of Plugging In 2010 conference—at 45 BP and ARCO locations. Blink DC Fast Chargers will be available to the public at BP and ARCO locations as early as March of 2011. BP will test and evaluate the Blink DC Fast Chargers at 45 different BP and ARCO locations as part of BP’s participation in The EV Project.

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Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report

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Suppose there''s no way for businesses to make money on public electric-car charging stations--even with DC quick-charging? That was one sobering question that came up during the Plug-In 2013 conference, held in San Diego last Monday through Thursday. Then what? Almost three years after the first mass-produced electric cars went on sale in December

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Electrify America opening first California EV fast charging station in Torrance; targeting 9 in California by year-end

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The Country Hills Shopping Plaza in Torrance, California will be the site of the first DC fast charging station to open in the state as part of Electrify America’s plan to install approximately 160 charging stations in California by June 2019. Target locations or “target zones” for each station were identified using Electrify America’s proprietary station siting methodology, which projected the locations where DC fast charging stations will be most needed by 2020.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven will leverage Austin’s Plug-in EVerywhere network of EV chargers, including Electric Drive, Austin’s downtown smart mobility showcase complete with a DC Fast Charger and solar kiosk.

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ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu. Although Los Angeles leads the nation in terms of registered EVs (nearly 57,000), the San Francisco Bay Area takes top billing after accounting for population differences (more than 48,000 EVs). San Francisco Bay Area, CA. San Francisco Bay Area, CA. San Diego, CA. San Diego, CA.

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"Spirit of DC" Drops By Toyota Headquarters to have a Look-See, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, En route after a few days visiting with Asher Family members and friends in San Diego, CA, the "Spirit" was hypermiling along in the 50's MPG on the sunny and bright California I-5 to Santa Rosa, on Wednesday, 23 December 2009. Yet, the "Spirit of DC" did drop by the Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, California, in order to have a Look-See and in anticipation of a future visit in 2010. Toyota Motors Headquarters. !

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PHEV Days 183,184, 185 - Saturday, Sunday, Monday - 18-20 April 2009. "All American Spirit of DC" On the National Mall. Wrapping Up PHEV3A

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "All American Spirit of DC" spent the last three days on the National Mall - showing & shining. Probably also from San Diego, CA. even on rainy Monday, at the EVADC Exhibit with the EPA 5th National Sustainable Design EXPO. with the Capitol as a backdrop.

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

EVgo launches grid-tied public fast charging system with second-life batteries

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EVgo, America’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station. Following a pilot program at University of California San Diego (UCSD), this second-life battery system has been unveiled at an operational EVgo fast charging station located in Union City, CA at 3960 Smith Street.

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Tuesday, 10 Feb 09 - PHEV Day 135. "Spirit of DC" Runs to Automotive Shop at Cuyamaca Community College for a 'Show & Shine' Presentation

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC's, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After so much weather in California, commonly known as rain elsewhere, the "Spirit of DC" was charged and ready for a Tuesday run over to Cuyamaca Community College for a show & shine display, courtesy of Diesel & Electronics Instructor Jim "P" Hannibal. Note: They may now have the opportunity to be the first community college in San Diego, pehaps even California, possibly The Nation.

"Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update. from EVJerry back in DC with the "Spirit" Hanging out at the Beach!

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Maybe even provide feedback to PHEV3A Co-Chairs: Joe Lado JoeLado@yahoo.com or EVJerry Asher EVJerry@usa.net (202) 486-5450 "Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update - 7 November 2008 I. The basis for the "Spirit of DC" staying over in Arizona through the winter results from the gifting of a state-of-the-art Li-ion battery pack and charger from Delaware Power Systems out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Winter Schedule Planning for "Spirit of DC: A.

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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The all-electric Lightning product features a liquid-cooled Li-ion battery from a volume-ready world-class battery supplier that can be fast-charged in 30 minutes on DC fast charging and in six hours with Level 2 charging.

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ABB adds 20 kW Combined Charging System (CCS) fast charger to EVSE portfolio

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ABB has broadened its support of the new Combined Charging System (CCS) standard with the expansion of its 4 th generation fast charging product portfolio with the introduction of the Terra multi-standard DC fast charging station 23. More recently BMW showcased the Terra 53 at the IAA Live-Drive event in Frankfurt and at the Plug-In 2013 Conference & Exposition in San Diego.

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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Anderson was speaking at the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego. Volvo’s BEVs will support AC charging up to 20 kW and high-speed DC, with support for CCS and CHAdeMO; Volvo Cars is a member of CharIN ( earlier post ).

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Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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The vehicles will be in five cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif. With more than 60 charging stations already successfully delivered, the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program is expanding beyond the original five test cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif.

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Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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Electrify America will invest in nine metro areas inside California, including these new metro areas added for Cycle 2: Riverside-San Bernardino. San Diego-Carlsbad. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

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Updated Volkswagen 2017 e-Golf EPA-rated at 125 miles, 119 MPGe combined; pricing to come

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When equipped with DC Fast Charging (optional on SE, standard on SEL Premium), the battery can be charged to 80% within an hour at a 50 kW DC fast charging station.

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GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven Reserve is available now in Los Angeles and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities. Maven City car sharing in San Francisco has grown on average by 31% monthly since launching in September 2016. and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.;

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Clean Air Power shows dual-fuel retrofitted heavy-duty truck prototype for US market

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Clean Air Power exhibited its first prototype vehicle retrofitted with a Genesis-EDGE Dual-Fuel product suitable for the US market at the Alternative Clean Transportation EXPO in Washington DC. The prototype vehicle, a 425 hp Volvo VNL retrofitted with a US version of Clean Air Power’s patented Dual-Fuel Genesis-EDGE product, successfully made the 2,720 mile journey across the US from the group’s manufacturing facility in Poway, California to the Convention Center in Washington DC.

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Nissan expanding “No Charge to Charge” program; all-access EZ-Charge card

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No Charge to Charge” will launch using the EZ-Charge card on 1 July 2014, in 10 of the top markets for Nissan LEAF sales, including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Worth, Houston and Washington, DC. Nissan is expanding its successful “No Charge to Charge” promotion, which will provide two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF.

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California Energy Commission approves $46.6M for hydrogen refueling and $2.8M for EV charging projects

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was awarded $2,902,000 to construct two 100% renewable refueling stations in Los Angeles, and $24,667,000 for 17 stations located in Campbell, Coalinga, Costa Mesa, Hayward, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Canada Flintridge, Long Beach, Mill Valley, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Saratoga, South Pasadena, South San Francisco, Redwood City and Truckee. Linde LLC was awarded $4,250,000 to install two hydrogen refueling stations located in San Ramon and Oakland.

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XG Sciences silicon graphene anode material shows stability over 400 cycles with 600 mAh/gram

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XG Sciences is presenting in three upcoming industry conferences: a presentation at the 32 nd International Battery Seminar & Exhibition (9-12 March) in Fort Lauderdale, FL; a presentation at the 2015 Next Generation Batteries Conference (21-22 April) in San Diego, CA; and.

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NRG eVgo expanding national fast charging network (corrected)

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eVgo chargers can be found in major metropolitan areas covering portions of Washington D.C. Future expansion of the network will include major corridors, including San Diego to Seattle, and Miami to Boston. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. it expanding its Fast Charger network from its current 10 national markets to more than 25 over the next two years.

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BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint complete EV express charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now travel the most heavily-trafficked corridors on the East and West Coasts of the United States with the installation of 95 new DC Fast charging stations as part of the Express Charging Corridors Initiative—a collaboration of BMW of North America, Volkswagen of America, Inc. through the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to San Diego.

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Fall Preview and Theatrical Launch

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San Francisco. San Jose. Washington, DC. San Diego. This summer has been a wild ride of festivals, terrific opening press and special event screenings across the country.

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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Workplace and multi-unit dwelling charging stations will be installed in six California metropolitan areas—Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose—as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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Penn State wins EcoCAR 2 Year 2 competition with E85 PHEV

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EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future named Pennsylvania State University its Year Two winner at the EcoCAR 2013 Competition in San Diego. From there, the competition moved to San Diego for a second round of judging by automotive industry experts. For the auxiliary power unit, the PSU AVT uses a Weber MPE 750 engine fueled with E85, coupled to a UQM PowerPhase 75 generator to supply DC power to the high-voltage bus.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Four of the top 15 markets are in California: San Francisco (1), Los Angeles (2), San Diego (7) and Sacramento (8). Washington D.C. Additionally, for the greater D.C. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $1.8M additional funding to further UCSD microgrid project; energy storage, EV charging and V2G services are components

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved funding to advance further the development of its pioneering 42 MW peak microgrid and expand electric vehicle charging at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The return on this investment extends far beyond the San Diego campus. Demonstrate that a DC-linked chargeport is more efficient than an AC-linked chargeport. San Diego County-based Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc.,

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Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) launched in San Francisco in November 2016 to provide vehicles for rideshare drivers; it since expanded the offering for package, grocery and food delivery drivers. Maven Gig is expanding geographically, and provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.

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Siemens and AES to form global energy storage technology joint venture: Fluence

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Together, the two companies have deployed or have been awarded 48 projects totaling 463 MW of battery-based energy storage across 13 countries, including the world’s largest lithium-ion battery-based energy storage project near San Diego, California. Fluence’s global headquarters will be located in the Washington, DC area with additional offices located in Erlangen, Germany and select cities worldwide.

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California Energy Commission awards $3.27M to 6 clean transportation projects

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Two awards approved today will expand plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charging options in the San Diego area. will receive $499,512 for the installation of 138 dual Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations, and 68 home charging stations at multi-family residences within the city of San Diego. will receive $220,554 to purchase and install electric vehicle charging equipment on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

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