Parking Industry Joins with U.S. Department of Energy to Support Obama Administration Initiative to Expand Electric Vehicle

  Parking Industry Joins with U.S. Department of Energyto Support Obama
  Administration Initiative to ExpandElectric Vehicle Charging Stations in
  the Workplace

     U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recognizes International Parking
Institute, world’s largest parking association, along with leading automotive,
communications, high tech, energy and environmental groups atWashington Auto
                           Show’s Public Policy Day

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- January 31, 2013

The International Parking Institute (IPI) was named a founding Ambassador in
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Workplace Charging Challenge, a new
initiative of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge,that was announced today by
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at the Washington Auto Show’s Public Policy
Day.

The Workplace Charging Challenge will support the expansion of plug-in
electric vehicles (PEVs) by encouraging employers to install charging stations
at workplaces. Increasing the availability of charging stations at places of
employment will support the broader goal of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge,
announced by President Obama last year, which aims to enable U.S. companies to
be world leaders in producing PEVs by making them as affordable and convenient
as today’s gas-powered vehicles for the average American family.

In his keynote this afternoon, Secretary Chu said: “The market for electric
vehicles is expanding dramatically, giving drivers more options to save money
on gasoline while reducing carbon pollution.”

Earlier in the day, IPI Chair Casey Jones, CAPP, joined other founding
Ambassadors, Partners, and senior administration officials in a Workplace
Charging Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

Workplace Charging Challenge Founding Partners include Google, Verizon, 3M,
Eli Lilly, GE, Siemens, Duke Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric, Chrysler, Ford,
GM, Nissan, and Tesla.

In addition to the International Parking Institute, Workplace Charging
Challenge Founding Ambassadors include The California PEV Collaborative,
CALSTART, Electric Drive Transportation Association, Electrification
Coalition, NextEnergy, Plug In America, and the Rocky Mountain Institute.

“As an Ambassador of the Workplace Charging Challenge, IPI now has a
government-supported action plan to help us more keenly focus our efforts in
this arena,” explained Jones. “I believe that by working collectively, we can
transform the way employers view their role in supporting PEV use and take a
huge leap forward in protecting our environment.”

International Parking Institute (IPI) is the world’s largest association of
parking professionals and the parking industry. www.parking.org

Contact:

International Parking Institute
Helen Sullivan, 703-606-7622
sullivan@parking.org
 
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