Wind-Powered Electric Car System Planned for Denmark

Windmills make up around 20 percent of Denmark's electricity production.

Published: 31-Mar-2008

Denmark's DONG Energy A/S and a Silicon Valley-based startup firm said Thursday they would install an electric car network that includes about 20,000 recharging stations in the Scandinavian nation.

The grid, expected to be ready by 2011, will be operated by Project Better Place, an initiative by Israeli-American entrepreneur Shai Agassi, using excess power from DONG Energy's wind turbines.

A fleet of battery-driven electrical vehicles will be introduced in Denmark after the recharging stations are built at parking lots and outside homes, Agassi said.

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