PHOTO CAPTION: Electric smartED being charged at public charger in Austin. Car is part of cities car2go carshare program.

Austin EV Drivers Pass 10,000 Charging Sessions Milestone

Austin, Texas Plug-In EVerywhere network consists of 152 charging stations at 57 locations

Published: 01-Feb-2013

AUSTIN - Drivers of plug-in electric vehicles this month surpassed their 10,000th charging session using Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVerywhere network of charging stations, saving 7,363 gallons of gasoline. In terms on money, this means about $24,000 in gas money saved for motorists based on $3.25 per gallon of gasoline.

The charging stations, powered with 100 percent renewable energy from Austin Energy’s GreenChoice program, also avoided 1,391 pounds of greenhouse gases from being emitted into the atmosphere.

On average, the electricity delivered through the charging sessions for all drivers would enable an all-electric Nissan Leaf to travel 162,000 miles – or the equivalent of 13.5 years of driving by the average motorist.


Mitsubishi i with ABB Terra 51 Direct Current fast charger.

Terra 51 Direct Current fast charger for electric vehicles can charge electric vehicles in 15 to 30 minutes.

Lola-Drayson B12/69 EV designed to be wirelessly recharged during pit stops.

Qualcomm and Samsung also announce the formation of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), which will initially focus on mobile electronics, but hopes to eventually draw members from auto industry.

Award winning Pipistrel G4 lifts off during Green Flight Challenge.

The station can charge 12 electric aircraft simultaneously with a continuous 9600 watts per plane.


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