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L.A. gets wired with new electric-car charging stations

June 29, 2010 | 11:26 am

I'll say it -- 2010 is the year of the electric car. The Chevrolet Volt will be out in November, and the Nissan Leaf comes one month later. Supporting those cars is a recharging infrastructure that is just beginning to take shape.

About 1,500 of the 4,600 electric vehicle charging stations being installed across the country in the coming year by the Campbell, Calif., company Coulomb will be in California. The stations are part of a $37-million project called ChargePoint America, funded in part with a $15-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Check out the video to see how these new stations will work.

-- Susan Carpenter

Video: Jeff Amlotte / Los Angeles Times