28 Sep '12, 5pm

Will Electric Cars Create 100000 Jobs in California? - #DriveElectric

Will Electric Cars Create 100000 Jobs in California? - #DriveElectric

Building electric cars creates jobs, and so does saving money on gas, says an EV group. I get wary when people say that something they’re passionate about will create a humongous number of jobs. Employment is the buzzword in this election season, and you’re bound to get attention making big claims. Mitt's Big Numbers Mitt Romney says in his Energy Policy White Paper , released last August, that if his recommendations (mostly drilling for all available oil) are followed, three million jobs will be created, a million of them in manufacturing. That seemed a big stretch for me, considering that the U.S. has two percent of the world’s oil and we’re already drilling or preparing to drill most of those resources, including in Alaska. The California Electric Transportation Coalition (CalETC) wants to help put the state back to work. It says that if EV sales take off, they’ll be a ...

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