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Electric car industry could be the jolt local electricians n

Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:28 pm

As electric cars become more popular, some electricians believe they will be in high demand to install the electric charging stations for the cars at both residential and commercial sites - so now is the time to get the jump on the Electric Vehicle industry and be the prepared electricians when the Ford Focus Electric and others become more mainstream.

“The electrical vehicles are coming, there’s a high demand for them and every time you turn around there’s something about them on TV or newspapers and magazines."


Roughly 100 electricians turned out for a seminar that featured electric car chargers from Leviton, a Melville-based manufacturer of electrical wiring devices.

But for those who are eager go get an electric-powered Ford Focus, Chris Pagliaro, a sales consultant with Riverhead Ford Lincoln Mercury, said the Route 58 dealership does not expect to have the models until 2013. The company is also waiting for Ford’s Transit Connect, a small electric van.

We hear at the Ford Focus Electric Forum sure hope the Focus and other electric cars become mainstream in the coming years!

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