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Advocates pressing for more electric car charging stations

BOSTON (AP) — Environmental advocates are pressing for an increase in the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Sierra Club credited state building regulators this week for adopting new provisions in the state building code that will require at least one "EV-Ready space" in any new commercial construction with more than fifteen parking spaces.

But the group also described the move as a small step and said the state has to do more to speed a wider adoption of electric cars in part by making it easier for owners to charge their cars while at home or at work.

A coalition of environmental groups had sent a letter urging tougher building code requirements.

Massachusetts has set a goal of having 300,000 "zero emission vehicles" on the road by 2025.

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