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No Charging at Charging Stations (or very little)

Charging stations installed with a share of taxpayers’ money are twice as plentiful across Tennessee today as the number of electric cars they’re designed to refuel, reports the Tennessean. Most of the units go unused for hours or days at a time.
Car registration data show that 270 all-electric cars of various brands have been registered in Tennessee this year — 81 in Davidson and Williamson counties combined — but there are about 500 chargers available in public places to serve them.
The results raise questions about whether public money used to boost alternative fuel vehicles has been money well spent, at least so far.
Many of those units were installed by a California company that has received $115 million in federal funds to build charging locations everywhere from restaurant parking lots to hotel garages
…The fast-charging units cost more than $10,000 each to install, ECOtality has said.