• Map of electric-car DC quick-charging station locations in Estonia, Feb 2013

    Imagine a paradise for electric-car drivers, where half the car's cost is subsidized and there's a nationwide network of DC quick-charging stations so plentiful that there's one for every four cars. Such a place exists, actually. It's called Estonia. The tiny country of 1.2 million people, nestled on the Gulf of Finland between Latvia and Russia, has just opened a network of 165 CHAdeMO quick-charging stations--more than the U.S. has today--for its plug-in electric cars. Which number, at the moment, exactly 619--500 of which are used by government agencies, along with 100-plus that are...

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