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Solar Power Charging Stations and Electric Cars – A Complete Green Transport Solution

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Electric and Hybrid Cars though claimed to be a green alternative to our normal gasoline powered cars are not truly green. The reason is that the electric power used to run these vehicles come from burning of mostly fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. This means that the fuel that is powering these cars is dirty in nature. Now some companies have introduced a truly green solution with the car charging stations to run using solar power. Tesla which is only surviving EV startup has introduced six solar powered charging stations in California.

Though practical problems remain like 30 minutes charging time and high costs, the fact remains that solar power charging stations enable car owners to become truly green and very near to zero carbon emissions. A lot of effort and time will go before the costs can be reduced and enough solar charging stations can be installed to make the electric cars ubiquitous, however this has been a good start. The solar charging stations have been put up in JV with Solar City which is one of the leading solar installers in the USA. The additional power generated will be fed into the power grid.

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Tesla Motors (TSLA), the all-electric-car maker, has set up six of these stations alongside freeways in California to help cars complete long-distance journeys such as Los Angeles to San Francisco or Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. Tesla, which Musk co-founded and runs as chief executive officer, plans to put dozens more of the stations in California over the next year and to cover most of the U.S. by 2014.

Tesla Motors (TSLA), the all-electric-car maker, has set up six of these stations alongside freeways in California to help cars complete long-distance journeys such as Los Angeles to San Francisco or Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. Tesla, which Musk co-founded and runs as chief executive officer, plans to put dozens more of the stations in California over the next year and to cover most of the U.S. by 2014.

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