California’s big push for cars to go electric. As the Gulf mess grows, we look at what it takes to get off oil.
The oil keeps gushing in the Gulf of Mexico. The race is on, we’re told, to stop it.
But there’s a bigger race, too: to get off oil. It’s hard to do that when the gas station is the number one fueling point in the country.
Electric vehicles could swing a big move to alternative energy. California is placing a big bet on the electric car future.
Plowing in infrastructure - thousands of charging stations – to charge up the car while your at the movies, out to eat, out shopping. It’s a get real effort on the alternative energy front.
This Hour, On Point: After gas stations. The electric car lessons out of California.
Anthony Eggert, California Energy Commissioner. He's the former associate research director at the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.
This program aired on June 21, 2010.