Google started it with started with converted plug-in Toyota Prius models. Guess what we are talking about? Absolutely, it is the RechargeIT initiative by the internet giant Google.
Unveiled in June 2007, RechargeIT is one of five initiatives within Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, created with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions, cut oil use, and stabilize the electrical grid by accelerating the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.
As part of the program, Google has also established a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to develop software for energy management. Over four years, Google has added vehicles to this Gfleet, a collection of plug-in vehicles that employees can use in a car-sharing program.
Now, the news is that Google is going to put electric charging stations at five percent of its parking spaces. The 71 new, Level 2 chargers come from Coulomb and form part of the 450 chargers (Level 1 and 2) that will be installed soon.
Google has so far added many Evs including Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs and Priuses to its 30+ vehicle Gfleet.
We have also for you a pro-EV, pro-Google video about Gfleet. Check out.
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