TXU Energy, one of the biggest electricity suppliers in the US, announced today it will begin rolling out a charging infrastructure in two of Texas state's cities, Dallas and Fort Worth. The company will fund the cost of the charging station equipment and installation, with the exact details concerning the locations and type of charging station to be discussed with the authorities in the two cities.
“This is an important step in developing the kind of infrastructure needed to provide cleaner transportation options for North Texans,” said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. “Almost three-fourths of air pollution can be attributed to mobile sources, and electric vehicles have an important role to play in helping us reduce it.”
TXU comes with the promise that recharging your electric vehicle will be comparable with paying 75 cents/gallon of gasoline. To support that price, the electricity supplier plans to fund the cost of the electricity at the charging stations for city vehicles for three years, and for the public vehicles for the first year.
“We want to play a leading role in jump-starting adoption of electric vehicles,” said Jim Burke, TXU Energy CEO.
“We’re seeing great interest from customers, including several cities throughout North Texas, who want to incorporate electric vehicles and other energy saving solutions into their daily operations. We’re proud to be a part of the electric vehicle community and look forward to seeing it flourish.”