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Street lamps lined up to charge electric cars

Street lamps lined up to charge electric cars

It was a real problem. Electric cars can go up to 100 km without a charge but the big problem was when do you start looking for the next charging station and where is it? At a proposed cost of 10.000- pro station no-one was rushing to make them conveniently available. That has however evidently changed since Ubitricity a Berlin” power company had the great idea to take the power from the street-lights they were powering for a much more realistic cost of 300- per station. A matter of a cable and connection. What could be simpler. A town in Sweden is also trialling this option. Another example of a simple solution being in front of our eyes (well above our heads), but we couldn’t see it.