“If you mismanage your life you can run out of power, you can run out of gasoline,” Commissioner Dan Esty said in a moment of frankness with business owners considering installing electric vehicle charging stations.
“Range anxiety” — the fear that drivers will not reach their destinations because of an absence of charging stations — is not unlike the parking anxiety that some have. Both are relatively unfounded, but still demand responsiveness to alleviate those fears. In Hartford, for instance, it’s not unheard of for someone to question parking availability a year in advance of a visit; businesses respond by providing information about where customers can park. Part of what the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be doing is creating a map showing all public charging stations in Connecticut. An existing map created by the Alternative Fuels Data Center indicates there are already nearly 80 public charging stations in state. Continue reading 'Esty Says DEEP Eager to Help Connecticut Stay a Step Ahead of EV Trend'»