San Francisco is one of the greenest cities in the world, with one of the cleanest municipal fleets in the nation. The city has reduced its carbon emissions below 1990 levels and is working towards becoming a zero waste city. In many ways San Francisco is the model city for the nation.
However, cars and trucks still account for most of the carbon emissions in the bay area. Charge Across Town was developed as a collaboration between local city government, local businesses and the electric vehicle (EV) community to advance the adoption of electric vehicles, reduce carbon emissions, and help create clean energy jobs in California and beyond.
Charge Across Town will help educate consumers on the benefits, costs and feasibility of owning or sharing a plug-in hybrid or electric car. It will advance the EV infrastructure by educating and incentivizing commercial and residential property owners on the costs and benefits of installing EV charging stations.
Getting to EV Ready means residential, commercial and public charging stations installed throughout the city and the greater bay area to service the plethora of electric vehicles that will be rolling out over the next few years. It means easy access to plug-in power at home, at work, within our neighborhoods and local communities, as well as appropriate charging options.
Charge Across Town will help make the Bay Area EV Ready. Our goal is to support the growth of the EV infrastructure and to inspire people to move to fuel cell and electric vehicles. Through an educational consumer campaign involving local businesses, Charge Across Town will host citywide EV showrooms and informational forums, social media events, and special promotions with the local municipalities and community partners. Launched in 2012, Charge Across Town will help move the bay area towards becoming a showcase for electric vehicles. (Learn More)
Charge Across Town is working in collaboration with San Francisco’s Department of the Environment and the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3). The campaign is supported through partnerships, and through financial contributions from businesses, and from private and public foundations.