Wednesday when GM made its announcement encouraging communities to become “plug-in ready” they noted that Washington DC and San Francisco were two prime examples of places already making strides in that direction. This has led many to assume that GM had already decided that these cities were chosen to get initial production Chevy Volts when they roll off the assembly lines in November 2010.
According to GM spokesperson Pete Barkey, however, that isn’t the case.
He noted that the announcement was more of a “call to action” for places around the country to begin the dialog necessary to prepare the country to begin mass adoption of electric vehicles.
“We have not determined first markets yet,” said Barkey, “I wouldn’t infer that these would be the only two-or even the first two.”
Volt vehicle line director Tony Posawatz agreed stating “we haven’t decided” where the first Volts will be launched though encouraged “if communities show readiness they will be given special consideration.”
GM advises it certainly isn’t too late and the process to make communities plug-in ready has only just begun. Britta Gross is GM’s Manager of Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, & Electrical Infrastructure. She offers us the following plug-in readiness checklist for use at the local level:
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