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In the UK, the Sunday Times reports that Tesco plans to start providing charging stations for electric cars in two of its London parking lots, with plans to roll the program out if customers respond positively.

CEO Sir Terry Leahy tells the paper that the move is part of a broader environmental strategy, and quotes California Governor Arnold Arnie Schwarzenegger as saying, “You have to make it cool to be green.”

Leahy goes on, “Businesses have to show how the consumer can make a difference.”
KC's View:
Memo to Sir Terry Leahy…considering the depth of California’s problems right now, this might not be the best time to be quoting the Governator.

That said, this is a good move by Tesco. Some of the technologies out there right now for battery-powered vehicles are fascinating, and it makes sense to make some measured first steps in this direction.