Press Release: Business Council on Climate Change and Bay Area Council Release Electric Vehicle Guide for Businesses
Today, the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) and Bay Area Council jointly announced and released the new guide, Electrify Your Business: A Guide for Moving Forward With Electric Vehicles, which aims to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles and infrastructure in the Bay Area by providing businesses with easy-to-follow steps to become “EV ready.” Specifically, the guide helps enable local corporations, retailers, or any company with a car spot to install an electric vehicle charging station.
“This is the first report to specifically address the value of electric vehicles for businesses,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. “It is a great tool for forward-thinking companies, and will help position our region as the world leader for EV infrastructure and deployment.”
The guide was developed and led by a team of BC3 members and executives from SF Environment, PG&E, and other leading Bay Area companies.
“This comprehensive guide provides information on the business case for electric vehicle programs and charging stations, financing, incentives, infrastructure and energy,” said Mike Calise, CEO of EVadvise and lead author of the guide. “It includes a practical check-list to help businesses take action, rapidly achieve results and reap tangible benefits.”
“Our studies indicate that the Bay Area will lead the nation in early electric vehicle purchasers and drivers,” said Dev Crews, of Luminesa and Mobility Revolution. “It is our aim to inspire and enable the businesses seeking to reach these forward-thinkers. Installing an EV charger station is a highly visible way to demonstrate your sustainability commitment.”
“Electric vehicles represent the innovation and ecological responsibility our community is known for, and we applaud the leadership demonstrated here today,” said Melanie Nutter, Director of SF Environment. “The city of San Francisco is committed to ensuring that our residents, visitors and businesses will have the infrastructure in place to recharge their cars, as we become a model demonstrating a new vision for the future of clean transportation.”
Electrify Your Business is available as a free download at www.bc3sfbay.org/electricvehicles.html