Electric Vehicles: Why Don’t People Know?
Californians are not deciding they don’t want PEVs. Rather, they remain to a great extent unaware of PEVs and anything about them. The article includes suggestions for raising awareness.
By Justin Gerdes, GreenTech Media, Feb 26, 2018
Automakers and Policymakers May Be on a Path to Electric Vehicles; Consumers Aren’t
This is the study described in the article above. According to the California Energy Commission, there were approximately 5,700 non-residential PEV chargers installed in California in August 2014; this more than doubled to over 11,500 by August 2017. By and large, Californians didn’t notice the increase in PEV charging infrastructure. Read the study.
By Ken Kurani and Scott Hardman, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies
California governor pushes for 5 million zero-emission cars by 2030, needs legislative approval
Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a $2.5 billion plan Friday to help Californians buy electric vehicles and expand a network of charging stations as part of a goal of getting 5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2030, up from his previous goal of selling 1.5 million by 2025.
It’s a nearly 15-fold increase over the 350,000 zero-emission vehicles already on California’s roads. Reaching the goal will require that 40 percent of vehicles sold in 2030 be clean, said Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, up from about 5 percent now. Read article.
By Jonathan J. Cooper, Sacramento Bee, Jan 27, 2018