Two items caught my attention this week.
Plug In America has a new ally with the announcement of the creation of the Electrification Coalition. The goal of this high-powered group of corporate executives is nothing less than the complete transformation of our transportation sector, one in which electricity plays the dominant role where possible. Quoting from their website: “electrification is the best path to the fuel diversity that is indispensable to improving the nation s economic strength, environmental health, and national security.” Along with one large automaker (Nissan), infrastructure providers and utilities, FedEx is among the founding members.
Bowing to the burgeoning electric vehicle industry in both countries, President Obama and President Hu Jin Tao announced the formation of the U.S.-China Electric Vehicles Initiative. The Initiative is meant to work on joint standards and provide for data sharing as cars roll out in both countries. Public awareness and engagement is one area of specific attention.
With corporate execs and world leaders coming on board, can’the cars be far behind?
Posted by Marc Geller, Plug In America board member