Let’s see now.
California is gearing up to make the cities of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland the epicentre of an electric car revolution.
The plan to create the infrastructure required for a fully functioning electric vehicle society was announced just last week by each of the three cities’ mayors. The policies will provide incentives to employers to install EV chargers in their buildings, expedite battery changing facilities, install electrical outlets in all government buildings, promote the purchase of EVs, and improve local regulations and standards. The total cost of the program is expected to amount to around one billion dollars, and California’s government will be teaming up with the electric transportation company Better Place to install the required infrastructure.
Governor Ted Kulongosk wants to replace Oregon’s $1,500 hybrid tax credit with a $5,000 electric vehicle credit.
And what is Washington State doing to get its residents into electric cars?
As far as I can tell, a whole lot of nothing.