The EV Project Comes to Philadelphia
By: Chaiti Sen
August 28, 2012 5:13 pm ET
On Thursday, August 16, “green” leaders from around the City of Brotherly Love gathered at the National Constitution Center to announce Philadelphia’s selection as one of the cities that will be part of The EV Project. The initiative, led by ECOtality, will bring more public charging stations to Philadelphia so that drivers of electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt can recharge when they’re out and about. The EV Project is sponsored by the US Department of Energy with more than 60 project partners, including General Motors.
Speakers at the kickoff event included:
• Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
• Murray Jones, Chief Operating Officer, ECOtality
• Nathanael Gillespie, Smart Driver Rebates Program Manager, PECO
• Wayne Wittman, Senior Consultant, PSEG
• Tony Bandiero, Director, Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities
• Chuck Feinberg, Director, New Jersey Clean Cities
• Barry Seymour, Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
• Michael Craner, Renew America Roadtrip
The EV Project hopes to have all new charging stations installed in Philadelphia by the end of the year. Be on the lookout for more news on the initiative this fall!