Encouraging EV Adoption

Oct 23, 2014

Renewable power sources and wider use of electric cars are radically reshaping the energy business, in ways that are just beginning to take hold, with California and the North Bay at the forefront.

This charging station at the Benzinger winery is one of a growing number that are being installed to enable eco-tourism with electric vehicles.

Tourism could be another avenue toward wider adoption of electric vehicles. Plans to support that in Sonoma County have been gradually getting rolled out for some time now, says David Worthington, the county's vehicle fleet manager. But right now, electric car rentals are an important missing link.