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Study: almost 5 million charging stations by 2015

Drivers who buy electric cars will need a quick, convenient place to recharge their batteries. And the industry is ramping up to fill that need, says a report released Tuesday by Pike Research.

As automakers move toward electric vehicles, the number of charging stations around the world is forecast to surpass 4.7 million over the next five years, says Pike’s “Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment” report. The United States alone is likely to be home to almost 1 million charging points by 2015.

[CNET News]