America's Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Challenge
Sales of plug-in Electric Vehicles (EV) in the U.S. more than tripled in 2012 and continue to grow. The Obama administration has invested $7.5 billion, and billions more have been invested by car manufacturers, including companies like Ford, Nissan and BMW, who are putting out eight more new models of plug-in vehicles on U.S. roads this year. Nissan has invested $5 billion in electric cars while General Motors has invested a $1 billion. This continued support for the mass adoption of the EV is crucial, particularly as environmentalists believe it will help to control greenhouse gas emissions. All this means getting American drivers to think about what they are driving.
To help start changing habits and encourage more people to drive EVs, General Motors, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has joined 12 other companies to become founding Partners of the DOE's Workplace Charging Challenge. The goal is to increase the number of employers with workplace charging tenfold within five years. Successfully meeting the challenge will help strengthen the nation's expanding EV infrastructure and increase consumer exposure to plug-in cars.
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