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Texas River Cities Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiative

The Texas River Cities Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiative, the most comprehensive plan for electric vehicles and their infrastructure, gives a template for how you as a property owner can get charging stations installed at your location to offer as an amenity for customers, employees, or residents.

The Central Texas region encompasses two major metropolitan areas in and around Austin and San Antonio and has the unique designation as a hot spot for growth with the addition of one million residents to the area within the past decade. The Texas River Cities Plug-In Electric Vehicle Initiative (TRC) addresses the need for a plan that can be implemented region-wide to increase the long-term success of PEV adoption from the charging infrastructure to education on resources and businesses that support this newly emerging technology. Through the TRC, a number of partners have collaborated to identify needs specific to plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption that include: centralized regional information, public education resources, and word-of-mouth campaigns that distinguish the benefits of PEVs based on performance advantages, the value of independence from foreign fuels, and the economic benefits of supporting domestic resources. The following map demonstrates population density increases between major metropolitan areas of Texas, specifically the closing gap between San Antonio and Austin.

To see what the Texas River Cities Initiative has developed, read the executive summary and full report below.

Download: TRC Executive Summary

Download: Full TRC Report

Our Mission

The vision for the Central Texas Fuel Independence Project website is to target and remedy obstacles to plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and natural gas vehicle (NGV) adoption and use in the Central Texas region and/or stateside sectors and niche markets.

CTFIP partners include: the City of Austin, the City of San Antonio, Austin Energy, CPS Energy,

Alamo Area Clean Cities, Alamo Area Council of Governments, Texas Gas, UTSA, Pecan Street Inc., PUC, ERCOT, and others. Geographic areas include: Bexar, Comal, Hays, Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Kendall, and Blanco counties.

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Last edited: 2015-06-19 11:15:49