The United States Department of Energy is planning on giving out free home charging stations for early Chevy Volt buyers, which will be on sale later this year. Already almost 4,500 customers are slated to get a free 240V charge station, and most of them will also include the home installation costs. Auto transporters are interested as well, as this could boost Volt sales numbers (and shipping numbers), but many people are claiming that the government is overstepping its bounds.
However, the Department of Energy is claiming that this new program will allow them to see just how electric vehicles are used, despite the fact that many people are claiming that the government shouldn’t care how they use their vehicles. I myself am opposed to this greatly, because government and business need to remain separate. But people who are planning on buying a Volt are happy to see that they get a free charging station, so I guess it all works out in the end.