MGE opens charging stations for electric vehicles | News
As electric vehicles roll onto showroom floors, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) announced the completion of 26 public charging stations throughout the greater Madison area.
The project completion makes the charging station network one of the Midwest's largest, said a press release. MGE said the stations allow owners of electric vehicles to travel further. The stations are also easy to find, said MGE officials, because of the cars' onboard computer and smart phone applications that show station locations and availability.
The charging station network was funded in part by a U.S. Department of Energy grant.
Electric vehicles provide a greener driving alternative, said MGE officials, and use no gasoline.
According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "the typical 60 to 100 mile range of current electric vehicles is sufficient for more than 90 percent of all household vehicle trips."
MGE customers considering purchasing an electric vehicle can get car-charging advice from the company, which has been studying and gathering data on the vehicles since 2009.
For more information about electric vehicles and MGE's public charging stations, visit www.mge.com/environment/electricvehicles/.