Bottom Line: A new report outlines how California cities can move forward to support electric car adoption.
The widespread adoption and use of the electric car depends on a variety of actions--some individual, some government, some business. A new report by Lindsey Held and the University of San Francisco provides ten initial steps that cities can take to increase use of electric vehicles.
The report is largely based on interviews and discussions with a range of local governments, infrastructure providers, and industry thought leaders over the past year, many of them in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, San Carlos, and Burlingame. With each step covered, the report details best practices that assist in the development of electric vehicle usage and infrastructure. The report also provides a number of resources for local governments trying to learn more about EV cars and how to increase usage of them.
The ten steps outlined include: