Santa Barbara county has been ranked to be one of the top sales market for electric vehicles. There currently are not enough charging stations to accommodate to the increasing number of EVs on the road. This petition will serve to accelerate as well as encourage businesses to push the need for zero emission vehicles. By petitioning to have Santa Barbara business owners convert their gasoline stations to electric charging stations will pave the way for the community to be even more eco-friendly.The major benefits of this conversion includes reduction of greenhouse gas emission, improving local air quality, and implement use of renewable energy. EVs will use locally generated clean energy. Purpose is to expand the development of EV charging infrastructure to accommodate to the increase of EVs.
The conversion from gasoline to electric fueling stations may seem like a high financial investment. However, Depeswar Doley, the owner of the nation’s first fully electric gas station, was able to receive a grant from the Electric Vehicle Institute and Maryland Energy Administration. Join us on the journey of extending electric vehicle charging infrastructure to fuel California’s green movement.