San Francisco alters new building code to promote electric car use

San Francisco is positioning itself as a world leader for electric cars by altering its building code so that new structures all have wiring for electric car chargers.

The move is designed to co-incide with the on-sale date of the Nissan Leaf, and is part of a raft of changes designed to promote electric car use.

As well as the changes to the building code, the city is launching a loan scheme to provide money to residents to install electric chargers, and installing a row of charging stations outside City Hall.

The city's mayor, Gavin Newsom, who drives an electric car, said: "If you want to put an electric charging station in your home in anticipation of all these electric vehicles, you can do it through this green financing program."

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19 February 2010

[quote Autocar]San Francisco is positioning itself as a world leader for electric cars[/quote] Hey that's not fair ! Gordon Brown has said that Britain is going to be the world centre of excellence for the electric cars of the future. Oh...sorry, he just SAID it but has not actually done anything about it. Seriously though, this is just the sort of thing we should be doing, particularly in London, cue Boris Johnson with a new initiative.........


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19 February 2010

[quote ordinary bloke]Gordon Brown has said...... [/quote]

Gordon brown says he will do alot of things that he never does....

He also does alot of things he says he wouldnt do.....

Hopefully not for much longer now.

19 February 2010

I see that electric cars are now fast becoming the trend of future cars. I do hope that this technology will soon be available here in Asia. I know that with this technology our planet could be spared from too much air pollution that's destroying the quality of the air we breathe.

19 February 2010

Has San Fran thought this through? There are just as many up-hills there as down-hills! And those up-hills sure are steep.

19 February 2010

[quote chel]I see that electric cars are now fast becoming the trend of future cars. I do hope that this technology will soon be available here in Asia. I know that with this technology our planet could be spared from too much air pollution that's destroying the quality of the air we breathe.[/quote]

Because electricity generation doesn't create and pollution?

19 February 2010

I was once talking to a cabbie in San Francisco, who said that the steep hills meant he got through a set of brake pads every 5,000 miles or so. Maybe there is a huge potential for regenerative braking technology there : )

19 February 2010

If they had only left the trolley-bus wires up in London people could connect up to them and charge-up while driving (as long as you were driving on a bus route)

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