The Virginia Get Ready Roundtable gathered for an introductory meeting on May 18, 2010 and met throughout the summer to establish a cooperative plan for deployment of electric vehicles in Virginia. This plan and related educational information for the state are now published on the Virginia Clean Cities and partner sites as well as a new educational resource: http://www.virginiaev.org
Virginia drafted a plan to facilitate the roll-out of electric vehicles. This plan involved the input of nearly 100 individuals and dozens of relevant organizations. state and local government entities, fleets, universities, utilities, civic organizations, vehicle manufacturers, and businesses were represented.
EVs represent an economic opportunity. So far in 2010, 84 new jobs and $23.5 million in new investment have been announced in the electric charger and battery component sectors in Virginia.
The objectives of Virginia’s efforts are to establish Virginia as a leader in the adoption of electric vehicles in order to reduce vehicle emissions, increase energy independence, and generate positive economic development for the Commonwealth.
Please visit www.virginiaev.org