Friday, October 9, 2009

Getting Ready for Electric Vehicles in San Antonio: A Stakeholders’ Workshop

Getting Ready for Electric Vehicles in San Antonio: A Stakeholders’ Workshop, October 16, 2009 from 9 am to 11:30 am in meeting room N at the Alamodome sponsored by the Clean Cities Program of the Alamo Area Council  of Governments and the City of San Antonio will address the types of electric vehicles that are coming to our area,  why they are important for San Antonio,  what kind of vehicle charging infrastructure is needed and why we need to work together to make electric vehicles work in the San Antonio area.

The workshop is meant for major employers, owners and managers of apartment building and parking facilities, homebuilders, real estate professionals, electric utility professionals, electricians,  retailers, service organizations, architects, engineers and planners, government officials and  interested citizens.

After an introduction attendees will break into small groups to identify key issues such as city codes and charging hardware, public outreach and education and businesses and fleet operations.

For questions and additional information, please call or email Bill Barker, AICP Senior Management Analyst, Sustainable Systems.

From the Rocky Mountain Institute here's the Project Get Ready Menu which includes the top 15 actions that a city must take to be ready, organized by the entity who would take the action, 10 second-tier actions that a city could take to be ready and a financial assessment of each action where possible.

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