Mayor Announces City Will Offer Free Charging of Electric Vehicles
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued a Mayoral Executive Directive announcing the City will offer free electric vehicle (EV) charging at all City-owned charging stations located on publicly accessible City properties through 2013 in order to build the local market for zero emission EVs. The charging stations will be located at 19 City-owned garages, San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and at other locations currently under review, including a number of neighborhood branch libraries. The first of these charging stations will be installed in June 2011.
“The City’s goal is to make it affordable and convenient for all San Francisco residents and visitors to charge their electric vehicles when they are away from their home charging stations,” said Mayor Lee. “By providing free public charging powered by clean, carbon-neutral SFPUC power, San Francisco will help EV users avoid range anxiety and build confidence in the new technology.” Read more.