The Race to an Electric Future

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 6:57am

 Editor's Note: We must work on the infrastructure for electric vehicles as well as the car tech itself, otherwise we will not be able to migrate away from a fossil-fuel economy.

(Huffington Post) - As car companies lined up in Washington, DC last November for the first round of federal bailout money - in San Francisco we announced another way - our comprehensive plan to make the San Francisco Bay Area the "Electric Vehicle (EV) Capital of the US."

Our efforts to advance electric vehicles are not limited to San Francisco. We've engaged the entire Bay Area - a region of 7.3 million people - to make our region the cornerstone of the coming market for EVs. Not just governments, but key companies, business associations, policy advocates, and international car and EV infrastructure companies are all working together to make the San Francisco Bay Area the EV Capital of the U.S.

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The image of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is from's coverage of the "competition" at

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