Mayor Launches Installation Of New Citywide Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Mayor Launches Installation Of New Citywide Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure New Partnerships and Funding Already Making Bay Area a National Demonstration Project for Promise of Electric Vehicles

Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Port of San Francisco today joined Coulomb Technologies and MasterCard PayPass to begin installation of the first new electric plug-in vehicles (EV) charging stations in San Francisco with contactless payments. Located at Priority Parking’s parking location on Pier 27, the two EV charging stations are part of the ChargePoint America program that will allow EV drivers in the Bay Area to pay for parking and charging their electric cars quickly and conveniently by simply tapping their MasterCard PayPass card.

“San Francisco is committed to making the Bay Area the center for the EV market, creating new jobs, reducing our reliance on foreign oil, and boosting our green economy,” said Mayor Newsom. “This partnership between Coulomb and MasterCard is another big step forward for Bay Area drivers by providing greater access to EV chargers. Governments, auto manufacturers and regional agencies have stepped up, and together we are already making good on our commitment to make the Bay Area a national demonstration project for electric vehicles.” Read more.

Posted on November 16, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.