23 Sep '12, 9pm

On National Plug-in Day, California Plugs into Economic Growth

New research conducted by UC Berkeley economists and the California Electric Transportation Coalition shows that fueling California’s cars and trucks with electricity instead of oil would help grow the state’s economy, creating tens of thousands of new jobs . Simply put, a dollar not spent at the pump is re-directed towards the rest of the economy, creating 16 times more jobs than a dollar spent on gasoline. Saving money at the pump is good for consumers, good for economic growth, and good for California. Good news on “National Plug in Day” for a state that already leads the nation in vehicle electrification. Governor Jerry Brown recently issued an executive order setting a goal of reducing carbon pollution in the transportation sector to levels necessary to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. If California adopts electric vehicles at a rate sufficient to meet that ...

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