Second Ward, Minneapolis

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Transportation Electrification

I'm incredibly excited by a new partnership City staff have worked hard to put together. The City has now officially applied for federal stimulus dollars along with Ford Motor Company and, we hope, Xcel Energy, on a project to show just how it will work to electrify the way we move people in our city.

As you can read here, we'll end up with more than a hundred parking places where people can plug in and recharge electric vehicles, along with 18 new electric (or plugin electric hybrid) vehicles. It's a great step towards making it easier for residents to decide to purchase electric cars. I want to specifically mention and thank the two City staff who helped make this happen: Dan Huff in Environmental Services and John Scharfbillig in Public Works.


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