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Unformatted text preview: Should taxpayers fund plug-in infrastructure? Nissan to offer electric car to buyers in Vancouver – if city sets up charging network PETER GORRIE SPECIAL TO THE STAR Oct 16, 2009 http://www.wheels.ca/printArticle/782433 Imagine if a car company announced it wouldn't try to sell its vehicles in a city unless local politicians agreed to provide a network of gas stations. It might set angry horns honking. Yet, as the recent "memorandum of understanding" between Nissan and Vancouver illustrates, that's the way of the emerging green-car world. The deal is simple. If Vancouver and B.C. Hydro set up an adequate network of high-voltage charging stations, Nissan will offer its proposed all-electric Leaf to buyers in the city. The target date is 2011. No dollars or numbers are included. But the point is made, as crystal clear as a brand new windshield. Charging stations "need to be in place to ensure a satisfactory customer experience," says Nissan Canada president Mark Grimm. "We'll have to have some ... before we go there."Mark Grimm....
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