Electric Power to the Auto

I’ve slacked off on posts here about climate change, and the energy and technology challenges facing us.  It’s time to correct that. Here is an article about the infrastructure changes that have to take place.  Walgreens has a deserved bad reputation for its labor practices and outsourcing to China.  Being part of building the necessary infrastructure doesn’t balance such scales but can be praised for weight on the proper side of the all important scales of de-fossilizing our fuel sources.  Electrical car energy by itself is neutral, so long as the generators of that electricity are coal or gas powered, but the power stations are at least agnostic as to their suppliers — wind, water and biomass will do as well — while gas pumps are not.

 

Soon, you’ll be able to charge your electric car at some Walgreens stores in the Bay Area.

Installation of electric vehicle charging stations begins next week at six stores in San Francisco, San Mateo and San Jose, with dozens more to come.

“It’s a natural fit for us, given our major locations on arterial roads, major commuter routes, and in urban areas,” said Jamie Meyers, the drug chain’s manager of sustainability.

The Deerfield, Ill., company plans to roll out EV charging stations in 800 locations in the coming months, including 47 in the Bay Area and Northern California. Six are already operating in the Sacramento area.

SF Gate

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