Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mapping EV Growth in California

Clearly, incentives can play a major role in the early adoption phase for Electric Vehicles.  The California Center for Sustainable Energy who administers the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project recently received an additional $10.5 million.  California residents, business and government organizations can qualify to receive up to $2,500 for purchasing or leasing a plug in electric vehicle.

Just as the previously posted NREL charge station map, the number claimed EV rebates are updated regularly with details on location, type of PEV and allow you to monitor EV progress over time and geography.  Vist the reporting and project statistics center for the latest Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Stats.

As a side benefit to this very effective policy, we get to see where the rebates have been claimed throughout the state.  Take a look at the density map for California and zoom in on Silicon Valley.  You’ll understand how this is becoming the epicenter for EVs and why we can’t go anywhere without seeing dozens of EVs.

CVRP Data Map 1-23-2013




EV Business Social Meetup – April Silicon Valley

Green OnRamp to host Spring EV Business Social, Silicon Valley Edition @ BMW Technology Office during April.  This special event for EV Business & Career Network members will feature a talk by BMW Engineering.

BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine

Presentation will feature a talk on BMW’s technology strategy for the connected electric vehicle, intelligent charging, renewable energy, battery second-life, and sustainable mobility services.  Attendees will enjoy an evening of networking and tour of the facilities.

Not located in the Bay Area?  Host your own EV Business Meetups and post them in the Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network group on LinkedIn.

Let us know if you would like to host a future EV Business Social at your location.


EVBCN: One Year and Twenty-Two Countries Later

SILICON VALLEY, CA – March 1st, 2013 – PROJECT Green OnRamp

Today PROJECT Green OnRamp is celebrating the first anniversary of our Electric Vehicle Business & Career Network (EVBCN) LinkedIn group.  Quickly approaching 400 members this group of dedicated professionals share the dream of moving the world off of oil.

Clearing showing that interest is world-wide to solve a world-wide problem, our members represent the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States