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Sandoval Announces Electric Car Chargers Between Vegas, Reno

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(AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval is announcing a plan to install electric car charging stations at regular intervals on the lonely stretch of road between Las Vegas and Reno.

Sandoval and officials from NV Energy held a media conference Tuesday in Carson City to discuss the so-called "Electric Highway."

Officials plan to partner with five different businesses along U.S. Route 95 and install three chargers at each of them by the end of the year. Money for the project will come from NV Energy and Nevada's renewable energy tax abatements.

Sandoval said the project will give drivers the confidence to complete the 450-mile journey in their short-range electric cars. He said drivers who stop in small towns and explore while their cars charge would also generate business for rural economies.