Thinking of taking the eco friendly route and buying an electric car? If the idea of being stuck in the middle of nowhere without a charging station is holding you back.. there's some good news out of the Department of Energy this week. According to the latest numbers, the U.S. now has over 20,000 electric car charging stations. That amounts to more than 68,000 connectors. That number is only expected to increase, making long distance travel more practical for electric cars. We spoke to Kelly Helfrich, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure at General Motors.