|Scaling Up Electric Vehicles in Metropolitan Washington
Chuck Bean, Executive Director of the Council of Governments, speaking at a press conference at the 2013 Washington Auto Show.
Recent events at the 2013 Washington Auto Show provided opportunities to promote electric vehicles in the region and to highlight recent work by the Council of Governments in this field.
Working with the Washington Area Automobile Dealers Association, COG staff helped put together two events at the show. On January 31, Executive Director Chuck Bean spoke about the Council of Governments’ report, Electric Vehicles in Metropolitan Washington, at a press conference at the show. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu also spoke at the press conference, unveiling the Workplace Charging Challenge, a major expansion to the Energy Department’s “EV Everywhere” program.
On February 1, the Council of Governments hosted a forum at the Auto Show focused on making the business case for electric vehicles in metropolitan Washington. The environmental and climate benefits of EVs are clear; however, as one participant noted, most businesses and the general public follow “pocketbook logic” when making choices about vehicle purchases.
Learn more about these events and the Council of Governments’ report, Electric Vehicles in Metropolitan Washington, here.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2013