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The Perfect concept EVTown

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Clprenz, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Clprenz

    Clprenz Member

    Jan 22, 2013
    Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    As some of the Illinios folks know, Normal IL is "EVTown". I am a bit frustrated with the lack of laws and pushes to EVs in our town... I am now going to be invited to the meetings. I thought to myself, " This is my chance to see how much can be done to push people into Electric vehicles.
    What I have thought of so far is:
    Ask and request Electric vehicles only sold in cali, Honda Fit EV, Chevy Spark EV, Honda Accord plug-in, etc.
    Advertise more electric cars
    Substidize some of the cost
    A Carbon Tax!!!! maybe... like .02 a gallon or equal to like 20 million! invest it into substidizing and solar energy

    Any other thoughts? How do you picture creating an EVTown?
  2. evme

    evme Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    I don't quite understand the question but I don't think some of the stuff is possible. For example, the EVs being sold only in California is because those companies are doing it for the ZEV credits unfortunately. ZEV credits have to be done at state level.

    Subsidizing cars may also might be too much for a town.

    I think what needs to be up to the town is promoting infrastructure build out. Making laws that 25% of new parking spaces must be hooked up with electricity.(They don't need to buy the chargers but at least have all the electrical work there). Making provisions for current parking spaces to have electrical work done without any BS. Maybe subsidizing build out of current parking spaces with EV chargers.

    Other things would be nice, but if a town does the above. That would be more then most people can ask for.
  3. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
    Try using google and search for "car free towns". The obvious one that springs to mind is Zermatt which has been ICE free for many years.

    (P.S. why is this in the Tesla Motors section?)

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