Car charg­ing sta­tions

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RICH­MOND — Vir­ginia is look­ing for a de­vel­oper to build a statewide charg­ing net­work for elec­tric ve­hi­cles.

The state an­nounced last week that it had is­sued a re­quest for pro­pos­als for putting in the in­fra­struc­ture. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s of­fice said in a news re­lease that $14 mil­lion in fund­ing for the ef­fort would come from Vir­ginia’s por­tion of the Volk­swa­gen set­tle­ment over the com­pany’s diesel emis­sions cheat­ing scan­dal.

Sec­re­tary of Com­merce and Trade Todd Hay­more said in a state­ment that the project is de­signed to jump-start the adop­tion of elec­tri­cal cars and gen­er­ate more pri­vate in­vest­ment in elec­tric ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy.

Re­sponses to the re­quest for pro­pos­als are due Nov. 6.

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