11.09.2017
Plug In America Signs on to Transportation Electrification Accord

For Immediate Release
Date: November 9, 2017
Contact: Mary Kathryn Campbell, 323-920-5742, mkcampbell@pluginamerica.org

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, Plug In America signed on to the Transportation Electrification Accord, a set of guiding principles that will help policymakers, transportation and utility sector stakeholders advance the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the U.S. to achieve electrification of the transportation sector.

“The deployment of more charging infrastructure is one of the remaining barriers to accelerated adoption of EVs,” said Joel Levin, Executive Director. “These principles outline the best approaches to installing more charging stations, and accelerating adoption of EVs.”

“There are a lot of components to think about when it comes to transportation electrification programs. These principles walk through those elements and the diverse set of signatories shows their wide acceptance among stakeholders. Consumer protection principles are especially noteworthy from our perspective. We look forward to advancing these principles through our work around the country,” said Katherine Stainken, Policy Director for Plug In America.

Initial signatories of the accord include Advanced Energy Economy, Energy Foundation, Enervee, Honda, Illinois Citizens Utility Board, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers District Nine, Natural Resources Defense Council, Plug In America, Proterra, Siemens, and Sierra Club.

About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week, the world’s largest celebration of the electric car, and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. We drive electric. You can too. www.pluginamerica.org