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PG&E To Broaden Electric Vehicle Fleet By 750 Plug-Ins

PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) has one of the biggest plug-in electric vehicle fleets in the nation and now means to significantly expand it. The recently revealed strategy will designate more than $100 million for PHEVs purchases (one-third of its annual fleet purchases) over the next five years, which will result in more than 750 brand-new vehicles. The press release contains an intriguing story about utilizing plug-in hybrids as the source of power in emergency situations in practice: Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corporation commented: David Meisel, senior director of transportation services for PG&E stated: Video about PG&E electrical vehicles from mid-2014: “PG&E runs around 1,400 plug-in electric and electric hybrid cars, among the largest fleets of plug-ins in the nation. The business presently devotes about 15 percent of its fleet budget plan to plug-in electric technology, many times the five-year market average of 1.7 percent. The $100 million dedication will add more than 750 plug-in electric devices to PG&E’s fleet of over 14,000 cars, approximately double the existing pace.” “For the hundreds of Calaveras County homeowners who took shelter at Burson Full Scripture Church throughout the height of September’s wildfire, being evacuated from their homes was unpleasant enough. Then the church’s only generator conked out. Without any power, the makeshift emergency situation center’s refrigeration units stopped working. Cell phones for corresponding with liked ones couldn’t be recharged. And it looked as if flashlights and camping lights would be the only choice for navigating the darkness. That’s when a Pacific Gas and Electric Business (PG&E) exportable power truck pulled up outside. Within minutes, the truck– itself an electrical vehicle– had the lights back on, the wall outlets live and the refrigerators humming. The truck remained on website for 2 days, offering all the power the center neede …
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