Pennsylvania should be a world leader on both electric and natural gas vehicles. But instead the world is getting a jump on us in breaking the addiction to oil.
The San Francisco Bay area understands the value of being on the cutting edge of technology development and adoption. It is now determined to be the world leader in electric vehicle deployment and so is moving forward with public-private partnerships to install 300 public electric vehicle charging stations. A CEO level "EV Strategic Council" is leading the roll out of EV infrastructure and has a goal of 100,000 electric vehicles on the road in the region by 2015. See www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/23146.
A total of 12 counties in Northern California are also writing EV strategic plans to map out fueling infrastructure and resolve other issues needed to make the regional area an EV world leader.
These communities with much less comparative advantages to break the addiction to oil are leaving Pennsylvania behind. For what are we waiting?