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Pepco opens two electric vehicle charging stations in Washington

Pepco officials have opened two electric vehicle charging stations in Washington, the first of 10 the utility says it plans across its coverage area.

Pepco says other stations are planned in Maryland, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

Pepco Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Rigby unveiled the first two stations Monday at the utility's Edison Place garage on Eighth Street NW, where a Chevy Volt plug-in electric car was recharged. The company says it plans to buy 10 Volts, which will be used in a study on the effects of vehicle charging on the electrical grid.

The cars will be added to the company's fleet and driven by employees.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  |  January 25, 2010; 1:46 PM ET
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If they can get this straight by 2011, I'll go BUY a Volt! I'm tired of going to gas stations! >_<

Posted by: cbmuzik | January 25, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

When we all have electric cars will driving be PC again?

Posted by: member5 | January 25, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey cbmuzik and the rest of you tree-hugging Democrats! Take a deep breath before you run out there and buy that Volt.

If you're driving a Volt, you will only be able to get the power to charge it up from one source... Pepco. Only after you spend $30K+ on these cars will you realize that "Big Business" has backed you up into a corner. The only thing more heartless than an OPEC Arab is a Pepco exec.

Posted by: reston75 | January 25, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

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