Energy Independence Begins In California: Thousands Of New Vehicle Electric Charging and E-85 Fueling Station Coming This Year

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The future of America’s car transportation has begun in California.

California is committing approximately $100 million in public and private funds to build in 2010:

  1. 1,000 residential chargers, 1,300 commercial chargers, and 60 Level 3 fast chargers for electric vehicles in San Diego County
  2. 1,667 networked electric vehicle charging stations in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles
  3. 75 publicly accessible E-85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) fuel stations.

These investments begin the process of:

  1. Reducing dependence upon high-risk oil sourced overseas or from deep offshore drilling
  2. Increasing human wellness from shifting to lower emission vehicles and fuels
  3. Creating domestic jobs producing domestic fuels (and vehicles).

For example, 1000 Nissan all electric Leaf cars operating in San Diego are estimated to save ANNUALLY more than 1.7 million gallons of gasoline and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 5,000 tons of CO2.

Each city recharging station is estimated to annually displace over 150,000 gallons of gasoline per year and reduce greenhouse gas emission by over 800 tons.

The new E-85 fuel stations are estimated to reduce petroleum use by over 24 million gallons annually and reduce emissions by an estimated 170,000 tons per year.

Technology is no longer a barrier to Energy Independence or solutions that enhance rather than impair human and environmental wellness. Commitment by our government, businesses and ourselves is now the only remaining barrier to achieving Energy Independence and the de-risking of our economy and environment from reliance upon overseas or deep water sourced petroleum.

About Bill Roth

Bill Roth is the founder of Earth 2017, author of The Secret Green Sauce and a nationally-followed contributor to, Triple Pundit, The Green Economy Post and Media Post on best business practices emerging from the smart, healthy and green global economy. He coaches entrepreneurs, business and community leaders on how to grow revenues, profits and jobs by going smart and green.
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