Bay Area to Install EV Charging Stations

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board recently approved $5 million for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and home chargers.

According to the press release, the money will fund the installation of:

  • 3,000 home chargers
  • 2,000 public chargers
  • 50 fast chargers (off of freeways)

They say that transportation is responsible for 50% of the air pollution in the Bay Area.

My Advice

Although this is really cool, and a big step in the right direction for the environment.

The BAAQMD should push Bay Area employers and government to implement TELECOMMUTING.  That one simple thing gets cars OFF the road (thousands of them) completely, reduces traffic, reduces stress, reduces pollution, saves money,  increases productivity and increases morale.  And it can be implemented NOW….not 5 years from now, or 10.

DUH…it’s 2010…telecommuting should be the norm.

Telecommuting = Coworking = Telework