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The California Public Utilities Commission has turned down Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E) $654-million proposal to construct 25,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Northern and Central California, reported the San Jose Mercury News.

The commission stated in a ruling that it would have to hold several meetings before it could authorize the EV charging station program, according to the Mercury News.

The proposal would require PG&E residential customers to pay an extra 70 cents per month on their bills to fund the program from 2018 to 2022, the report said.

PG&E will still be permitted to deploy 2,510 EV charging stations during the program's first two years, the Mercury News added  

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet