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The office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said today that it has received 19 responses to its request for information to electrify the city’s fleet. The responders include electric car players, like Better Place and ZAP, huge consultancies, like Booz Allen Hamilton, and a number of unknowns.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is pushing full-steam ahead with his dream to make his city, and likely the greater Bay Area, the first metropolis in North America with an electrified auto infrastructure. The mayor’s office said today that it has received 19 responses to its request for information to electrify the city’s fleet. The responders include electric car players, like Better Place and ZAP, huge consultancies, like Booz Allen Hamilton, and a number of unknowns.

The city plans to solicit proposals for an electric car infrastructure from serious candidates by the end of the month. The greater goal, Wade Crowfoot, the city’s director of climate change initiatives, explained, is to have the city ready for the slew of electric cars coming onto the market by 2010.

And where is the mayor’s own electric car, Tesla Roadster No. 51? “I just got a call,” he told us. “It’s coming in a few weeks.”

Check out the complete list of responders after the jump.

  1. Michael C. Lee
  2. InFuels LLC
  3. Better Place
  4. Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation
  5. UniServices Limited
  6. Coulomb Technologies teamed with AeroVironment, V2Green, Silver Spring Networks
  7. ZAP!
  8. Booz Allen Hamilton
  9. Vectrix Corporation and Scuderia West
  10. Janus Technology Advisors
  11. Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Network
  12. Rubelab
  13. San Francisco Electric Vehicle Association
  14. Porteon Electric Vehicles
  15. Envision Solar International
  16. Fehr & Peers
  17. Friends of the Earth
  18. Nu Element
  19. Park and Power

The mayor also issued today a challenge to the businesses of San Francisco to go solar in the next year. With the help of CH2M HILL, who developed the city’s solar map, the city has identified 1,600 businesses with viable rooftops for solar. Each business will receive a letter offering a free energy efficiency and solar audit. Under San Francisco’s solar incentive program, businesses can receive $10,000 in rebates for installing a solar system. If all 1,600 businesses go solar the city could generate 170 megawatts of solar power. More attainable, Newsom says, is doubling the amount of solar to 10 megawatts.

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  3. The city should start buying electric cars instead of all the gas ones they have. ZAP vehicles are really affordable.

  4. san francisco should stop paying consultants and talking so much and start putting on more solar panels and start putting electric cars into their own fleets. Why not copy London and give incentives?

  5. William Ferree Friday, October 3, 2008

    There is interest here on the other side of the country in the San Francisco effort. RubeLab, located right in the middle of Florida, the Sunshine State, is developing a solar powered charging station. Our vision is to have solar electricity available for transportaion on practically every block and every driveway in the country. http://www.rubelab.org
    Bill

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  7. Electric Signs Salt Lake City Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    You said it right, George, vehicles are more affordable nowadays.Why not try an e-car, isn’t that sounds more fun?

  8. Рубен Сычев Thursday, November 26, 2009

    Круто. Ждем новых сообщений на эту же тему :)

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