The Charge Across Town Campaign
The revolution starts here
The San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley will be the epicenter for EV adoption. Charge Across Town is an educational campaign to get citizens and businesses involved in the new transportation revolution. The campaign, launched in San Francisco in Fall 2012, will move to Silicon Valley in 2013 and will continue to address consumer and business issues:
- How long will it take to charge my car?
- Can I get across the San Mateo Bridge without running out of charge?
- Can I commute to my job in the city and get back home to Silicon Valley?
- Where are the charging stations in Palo Alto?
- I want to buy an EV but I don’t have a place to charge it?
- How do I work with my employer to put a charging station on campus?
- I don’t want to own an EV – can I just drive one occasionally?
- Can I charge my car off the solar panels on my roof?
- How much is this all going to cost?
- Why should my business care about electric vehicles?
- How do I get EV charging stations installed in my building?
- Isn’t it the city’s responsibility to install them?
- How can EV readiness help incentivize my employees?
- Will EV chargers cost my business money and who pays for all the electricity?
- Do ZipCar and City Car Share have EVs?
San Francisco’s EV Week
- An electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle showcase, with hands-on demonstrations of all the major cars on the market,
- “Drive-arounds” for consumers to experience the cars, and the fun,
- Partner organizations such as City Car Share highlighting their electric fleet.
Who was there?
Coda, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Zipcar, Toyota, Tesla, Fisker, BMW DriveNow, Getaround, Schneider-Electric, SunPower and PG&E
Business Council on Climate Change (BC3)
What Local Businesses Were Involved?
McGuire Real Estate
Solar Marketing Group
EV Charging Pros