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Who pays for electric cars?

In an article about how some employers allow their employees to charge their electric cars at work, reporter Lorraine Mirabella describes the General Motors plant in White Marsh where employees can charge their cars as an employee benefit during work hours ("Plugging In On The Job", Feb. 19).

The article is longer than it needs to be for what it describes and could be longer for what it didn't include.

Nowhere in the article was it mentioned the average price a consumer would pay for the electric car. The article also stated that the company is part of a Department of Energy initiative to include charging stations for employees to use while at work.

Did the company receive tax dollars to add these charging stations? Is the charging free to the employee, or is that paid for by our tax dollars? I know Walgreen's (also mentioned in the article) charges for the use of their charging stations.

I don't understand why, if the owner is aware of the charging requirements, employees can't just charge their cars at home while they're asleep.

Charles Herr, Baltimore

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