In This Issue:
Wheego is hiring!
- Wheego is hiring!
- Charge Your EV at a Marriott Hotel
- Coming Soon: National Drive Electric Week
- Electric Car-Sharing Program to Launch in Los Angeles, California
Wheego is looking for engineers and technicians with a passion for EVs to join our growing Sonoma, California
office. Open positions include:
- Control Systems Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Power Electronics Engineer
- EV Technician
Visit our web page
to learn more about Wheego
and our current job openings.
Charge Your EV at a Marriott Hotel
Taking a road trip this summer? Many Marriott properties now offer EV charging for their guests. Visit the Marriott web site
for a list of participating hotels.
Coming Soon: National Drive Electric Week
National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Sponsors include the Sierra Club, The Electric Auto Association and PlugIn America. Visit the event’s website
to see how you can participate. Volunteer at a local parade or information booth, or offer to host an event in your area. So far there are 93 events planned for the celebration this year!
Electric Car-Sharing Program to Launch in Los Angeles, California
From an NBC-Los Angeles report by Jessica Perez and Kim Baldonado
A new pilot program aims to offer electric vehicle car-sharing options. The $1.6 million project will provide 100 electric and hybrid cars for residents to use in South Los Angeles, Westlake District, Pico Union and Koreatown.
"This is really unique. No city before has devoted this level of resources to expansion of car sharing," said Sharon Feigon, executive director at Shared Use Mobility Center.
The car-sharing program will allow residents to sign up for an annual membership fee or pay by the hour each time they use the car. The costs are still being determined, but officials say fees will be about half the cost of using Uber or Lyft.
The Car Sharing and Mobility Options in Disadvantaged Communities Pilot Project was launched as part of SB 1275 and SB 535, authored by state Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). The legislation pushed for an investment in programs to bring clean air and jobs to communities disproportionately impacted by climate change and poor environmental quality.
The project, which hopes to serve as many as 7,000 residents, will install electric vehicle charging stations and introduce a car-sharing campaign of advanced technology electric vehicles. It's also part of a larger state effort to cut petroleum use in half by 2030 and deploy 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2025. The state's Air Resources Board awarded the funding for the project.
The program begins in November with hopes to expand to other communities in the future.