Ready, Set, Charge!
Bay Area Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Awards
Recognizing Bay Area communities, businesses, and developments who are advancing our clean energy economy through catalyzing the EV market.
These clean transportation pioneers are enabling the region to meet its target of 100,000 electric vehicles by 2020, which could save $200 million a year in reduced fuel costs and 200,000 tons of CO2 per year - improving the economy, community health and reducing climate impacts.
Businesses, communities, and building developments around the Bay Area are honored for their efforts to integrate EV infrastructure, policies, programs, and education into their communities to catalyze the EV market.
Their pioneering work has included providing employees access to over 50 plug-in EVs through a car-sharing program; installing numerous charging stations for employees, residents, or community members; incorporating and enforcing EV-friendly policies; and developing and disseminating educational materials for guidance on how to make communities EV-ready.
Residents are excited that Parkmerced took the initiative to install the EV infrastructure at the property. Shortly after we installed the stations, we were named "The 2012 Most EV Ready Development in the Bay Area" by the Bay Area Climate Collaborative and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. This recognition has been used in promotional materials and is a great selling point for future residents, as it embodies our commitment to sustainable living. -Rogelio F. Project Coordinator, Parkmerced Apartments
Having won the award twice in two years has given our program credibility with the local jurisdictions as well as the public. As we move forward with our plans there is an extra effort from all parties to make the program work. It has truly been a team effort of County, Cities and interested citizens to get things done. -Dave H. Fleet Manager, Sonoma County
2012 Award Winners
- Google (SAP, runner-up) (EV-Ready Business)
- San Francisco, Sonoma County (EV-Ready Community)
- Parkmerced Apartments (EV-Ready Development)
2011 Award Winners
- Sonoma County (Vacaville, runner-up (EV-Ready Community)
Selection and Awards
Completed applications are presented to the distinguished Awards Committee organized by the BACC and Leadership Group. There is one award winner in each category, unless outstanding progress from more than one nominee merits a tie.
Nominations for the 2013 Awards are now closed.
Awards will be presented at the 2013 Driving Charged and Connected Symposium.
The Awards Committee
- Don Bray, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
- James Helmer, LightMoves Consulting
- John Kalb, EV Charging Pros
- Richard Battersby, UC-Davis, East Bay Clean Cities
- Whitney Pitkanen, CALSTART
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