Google Claims Largest Network of Electric Car Charging Stations
Google has made a vast decision in providing more perks to its employees and encouraging a much greener living thanks to its manufacture of electric vehicle charging stations. Now, employees of Google enjoy free fuel for their electric cars.
One of the biggest companies today, Google currently provides 200 charging stations and is planning to set up an addition of 250 charging stations soon. This aims to encourage Google employees to buy electric cars as they have free and convenient recharging of their electric cars. Google further aims to provide 5% of the parking spaces with electric vehicle charging stations for all its employees.
In 2007, Google had already supported charging for Toyota Pruises and Ford Escapes for employees. Now, Google wants to expand this so called Gfleet to up to 30 vehicles including Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs. With the plug in car-sharing services and the biodiesel shuttle buses, the company will be able to save up to 5,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
With this expansion, Google will be purchasing from Coulomb Technologies supplies for charge points. These stations work as a network and enable people to utilize the Google Maps in locating a free charging station or even make a reservation to charge in advance.
This charging station project is another effort by Google in their advocacy of the environmental movement. Other green ventures include investments in solar and wind projects as well as investments in renewable energy companies.
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