PHOTO CAPTION: Mayor Gavin Newsom prepares to use Coulomb ChargePoint chargers.

San Francisco Approves $1M Investment in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Funds will be used to install 60 charging stations in 22 garages.

Published: 10-Jun-2010

Mayor Gavin Newsom has long advocated for increasing electric vehicle usage and the infrastructure to support it.

On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee approved the spending of a $1 federal million grant – to be matched with other revenue sources – to pay for electric vehicle infrastructure.

“This is a very exciting project for us. It really is going to kick start the electric vehicle infrastructure system for San Francisco and by extension the Bay Area,” said David Assmann, Department of Environment’s acting director.


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