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EV Project expands to Memphis

Memphis officials announced Tuesday that Memphis will be included in the EV Project, a federally backed effort to build charging stations for electric vehicles.

Daniel Connolly and Wayne Risher of the Memphis Commercial Appeal report that new charging stations would be installed by September. About 40 public chargers initially will be installed, not including those at businesses or homes.

Plans for the EV Project announced last year included only Chattanooga, Nashville and Knoxville. Area officials later persuaded ECOtotality, the San Francisco-based contractor managing the EV Project to include Memphis.

Memphis will be the 18th city nationwide to take part in the EV Project, which is meant to gather data in order to help planners build infrastructure for electric vehicles throughout the country.

Read the full story at the Commercial Appeal.

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