05 May '11, 12am

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Internet search giant Google is well known for it’s investments in clean energy and sustainable living. Google’s latest green initiative is a partnership with the US Energy Department to use Google Maps to display electric vehicle charging stations. The goal is to provide consumers with information on where to charge their cars while out on the road. While data on the location of charging stations already exists, the partnership will make it easier for electric vehicle owners to locate and get directions to those stations using GPS and maps technology. Unlike gas stations which can be found on just about any corner, electric charging stations are still few and far between. Widespread adoption of electric vehicles won’t happen unless consumers can drive without fear of running out of power. Funding is being provided by the Energy Department to help stimulate the development...

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