San Francisco is on its way to becoming our nation's EV (Electric Vehicle) capital, thanks to Charge Across Town, a public-private partnership that aims to make SF and other cities EV ready. Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) is key partner in Charge Across Town, and a former Environmental grant partner of Full Circle Fund.
September 17 marked the first ever EV Week in the city, with a fun exposition of Plug-in and Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Stations in Justin Herman Plaza, where hundreds got behind the wheel. The most exciting part of the week for Full Circle Fund was the launch of BC3's new web-based EV Guide for Businesses, a how-to-install-EVs guide, which includes detailed case studies about how the InterContinental, Cushman & Wakefield, and City CarShare became "EV Ready."
Last year, Full Circle Fund's project team, including Sienna Rogers, Michael Frost, Braden Penhoet, Hannah Bascom, Trina Martynowicz, and Amie Vaccaro, worked in partnership with BC3 to further develop and refine these materials, which help make a strong business case for being EV ready.
The week culminated with a celebratory gathering of community members, city officials, and prominent local business leaders. SF Environment Director (and Full Circle Fund Environment Circle Chair Emeritus) Melanie Nutter's remarks drove home the importance of public/private partnerships in achieving the city's environmental goals. Melanie is pictured above with BC3 Executive Director Katherine Michonski, Full Circle Fund Environment Co-Chair Braden Penhoet, and Bob Hayden, San Francisco's clean transportation adviser.
Congratulations to all the partners; we are well on our way! Watch a video recap of the week: