Plugging In: Electric Vehicles in Connecticut
Yesterday was “National Plug In Day,” a celebration of electric cars
Yesterday was “National Plug In Day,” a celebration of the environmental and economic benefits of electric cars.
At CCSU, 100 people gathered with only 15 electric vehicles. You might think that by now, there should be hundreds - or thousands - of electric cars in Connecticut. But there are only 98 registered in the whole state.
That’s pretty sad, considering a few years ago Governer Rell formed a committee dedicated to expanding electric vehicle infrastructure in the state.
At that time there were only 2 manufacturers producing electric cars. Now there are more than 30. But the costs - and the other barriers - are still high.
So, today, where we live, what’ll it take to get you to plug in? Why aren’t more people driving electric cars?
This program originally aired on September 24, 2012.