Electric vehicles make a lot of sense for a number of reasons.
In response to a growing desire to strengthen domestic energy security, improve air quality, and curb global warming, momentum is building on numerous fronts for a new generation of vehicles powered by electricity.
Recognizing the potential of hybrid, battery electric and all-electric plug-in vehicles as true game changers, Plug-In Texas has been created, intending to raise awareness of electric vehicles (EVs) and help position Texas as a leader in this rapidly evolving industry.
Plug-In Texas was founded in the spring of 2009. The organization is intended to be a broad-based coalition of private and public interests dedicated to:
Members of the coalition to date include ECOtality, Environment Texas, Environmental Defense Fund, eVgo, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Gulf States Toyota, Luminant Energy, Texas Automobile Dealers Association, Texas League of Conservation Voters, Toyota and TXU Energy. Ultimately, Plug-In Texas is envisioned to include automakers, battery makers and other technology companies, municipalities and other public entities, wind and solar companies and other sources of renewable energy, electric companies, environmental and consumer groups, trade associations, academia, non-profit foundations and others.