The Charge Across Town Campaign
Over the past decade, the automotive industry has undergone a monumental shift from 100% petroleum-powered vehicles to cleaner more fuel-efficient and hybrid cars. Driven by a myriad of issues – the cost of gasoline at the pump, health concerns over dirtier air, the advent of peak oil, environmental concerns (cars are 2/3 of ALL carbon emissions), and many personal reasons for driving alternative fuel vehicles – consumers are pushing for safe, “green”, and affordable cars. Plus, cars powered by electricity and hydrogen are fun to drive!
In the coming months, dozens of electric cars and plug-in hybrids will be available to consumers in the US. Every major car manufacturer, along with many entrepreneurial start ups, will bring to market “the future” of the transportation sector – electric, affordable, fuel-efficient, and up to 100+ MPG vehicles. America will start to withdraw from its petroleum addiction and set the course towards a cleaner, greener transportation future. And consumers will have stylish, powerful, safe and fun cars to drive with zero emissions!
The revolution starts here. San Francisco and the bay area will be the epicenter for EV adoption. Charge Across Town is an educational campaign to get citizens and businesses involved in the new transportation revolution. The campaign will kick off in Fall 2012 and will address consumer and business issues:
For consumers: • How long does it take to charge my car? • Can I get across the Golden Gate Bridge without running out of charge? • Can I commute to my job in the city and get back home to Silicon Valley? • Where are the charging stations at Union Square? • I want to buy an EV but I don’t have a place to charge it? • How do I convince my landlord to put a charging station in the building? • I don’t want to own an EV – can I just drive one occasionally? • Can I charge my EV off the solar panels on my roof? • How much is this all going to cost?
For businesses: • Why should my business care about electric vehicles? • How do I get EV charging stations installed in my building? • Isn’t it the city’s responsibility to install them? • How can EV readiness help incentivize my employees? • Will EV chargers cost my business money and who pays for all the electricity? • Do ZipCar and City Car Share have EVs?
Welcome to San Francisco’s First Ever “EV Days”!
In Fall 2012, San Francisco will host an educational campaign that includes: • An electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle showcase, with hands-on demonstrations of all the major cars on the market, • Drop-in EV centers for information and just “kicking the tires”, • “Drive-arounds” for consumers to experience the cars, and the fun, • Partner organizations such as City Car Share highlighting their electric fleet.Who will be there? (invited)
Coda, Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, Tesla, Fisker, BMW, Honda and Mitsubishi
Ecotality, Coulomb, Schneider, NRG Energy
City Car Share
What Local Businesses Are Involved?
McGuire Real Estate
Solar Marketing Group
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