For Immediate Release: February 12, 2013
Media Contact: Alison apRoberts - 916-654-4989


Collection of Plug-in Electric Vehicles on Display
California Energy Commission showcases "green" automobiles

What: Some of the newest plug-in electric vehicles will be on display outside the California Energy Commission in downtown Sacramento.

Visuals: Chevy Spark EV (2014 model)

Chevy Volt
Nissan Leaf
Toyota Prius Plug-in
Toyota RAV4 EV
Zero Motorcycle

When: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Where: : California Energy Commission,
1516 Ninth Street (between O and P streets)

Why: The California Energy Commission on Wednesday is slated to approve more than $2.2 million to create new electric vehicle charging stations at its 10 a.m. business meeting. These awards will help to fulfill Governor Jerry Brown's executive order supporting the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles to meet a goal of having 1.5 million "green" vehicles on the state's roads by 2025.

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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, six basic responsibilities guide the Energy Commission as it sets state energy policy: forecasting future energy needs; licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger; promoting energy efficiency and conservation by setting the state's appliance and building efficiency standards; supporting public interest energy research that advances energy science and technology through research, development, and demonstration programs; developing renewable energy resources and alternative renewable energy technologies for buildings, industry and transportation; planning for and directing state response to energy emergencies.

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