Stages Auto Show Ride-and-Drive, Installs Workplace Chargers,
Expects January Delivery of Nine More Power-Out EDI Plug-Ins
San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric continues its drive toward electrified transportation, sponsoring a morning ride-and-drive as the San Francisco International Auto Show opened at the city’s Moscone Center today.
PG&E advised too that it’s acquiring nine more of the Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. work trucks that it likes for their power output capabilities. The plug-in hybrid electric EDI trucks have enough battery and integrated driveline capability to power a building or small neighborhood in case of mishap or work on equipment, such as transformer replacement.
“No more planned outages,” says PG&E transportation director Dave Meisel.
EDI Transforms Ford and GM Vehicles
The new trucks will be combination of Ford F-150 and GM 3500 pickups he told F&F today.
An EDI truck was used to charge electric vehicles at the San Francisco Auto Show ride-and-drive.
PG&E continues to urge its employees to drive electric vehicles, too. An event at a PG&E office in San Ramon, in San Ramon, east of San Francisco , earlier this year (F&F, March 6) resulted in sales of some 700 EVs and PHEVs by local dealers, Meisel says.
More Workplace Chargers
PG&E is now augmenting an initial 20 Level 2 chargers at its Bishop Road office complex there with 84 new ones from ChargePoint. Employees pay for the electricity their cars use there – but at whole rates.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels with PG&E at the San Francisco Auto Show