Electric-car leadership isn’t only about getting the vehicles on the roads.
Charging infrastructure, tax incentives, and a passionate fan base for cars that plug in are all important to build a community of electric-vehicle drivers who will spread the word.
With two decades of experience, California has a lot of knowledge—and some best practices it can teach other states. (If, that is, they’re willing to listen.)
A Bloomberg editorial on what the state can teach other localities, for example, cites a new city law in San Francisco taking effect this year that requires at least 10 percent of parking spaces in new buildings to have wiring installed for future plug-in car charging stations.