The City of Columbus is committed to becoming the greenest, most sustainable city in the nation. In 2005, Mayor Michael B. Coleman launched the Get Green Columbus initiative and established a Green Fleet Action Plan and has an award winning Fleet, most recently placing as the 7th Greenest Fleet in North America.
In January 2011, the City became an official Project Get Ready partner community with the Rocky Mountain Institute, has participated in the Ohio PEV Readiness Working Group and dedicated one day a week of the Environmental Stewards time on PEV Readiness. The City of Columbus works closely with The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Automotive Research (CAR) , a technical advisor to PGR.
This initiative leverages previous and current SMART@CAR efforts. SMART@CAR is an industry driven research and development program focused on Plug-in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and intelligent charging. SMART@CAR is a program of OSU CAR that takes a multi-discipline systems approach to research problems related to the development, manufacturing, deployment, and application of plug-in electric vehicles, and sees the participation of major automotive OEMs and Midwest electric utilities and transmission system operators. Mayor Coleman has a vision for Columbus to be the center of economic development opportunities in the supply chain for energy storage and for EV, EVSE and smart grid technologies.
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