Seattle and Ford Prepare City for Electric Cars

The City of Seattle and Dearborn, MI-based Ford Motor Company have teamed up to prepare the city for the operation of electric vehicles, the automaker said today. The partnership will include the joint development of consumer outreach and education programs on electric cars, as well as collaboration on information regarding charging requirements of electric vehicles to ensure the grid is prepared to support the added demand. The two organizations will also work with state and local governments on issues of permitting, future regulations and legislation, and raising support for electric vehicle tax incentives. The collaboration is part of Ford’s 14-city “Charging into the Future Tour,” which kicked off in Portland, OR earlier this week.

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