DRIVE THE DREAM - California PEV Collaborative and Governor Jerry Brown Announce Private Sector Investments to Drive Consumer Market for PEVs

Business Leaders Join Governor Brown to Announce Powerful Partnerships Around New Plug-in Electric Vehicle Incentives and Infrastructure to Spur Market Growth in California

SAN FRANCISCO, August 29, 2013 –The California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative will host a private meeting with Governor Jerry Brown and California corporate leaders at the Exploratorium to further position California as a global leader in the PEV market, through increased workplace charging, fleet purchases and corporate incentives.  A press conference will follow:

DATE:            Monday, September 16, 2013

TIME:             11:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon

WHERE:        The Exploratorium, Pier 15

                         San Francisco, California

DETAILS:  Governor Brown and California business executives will discuss expansion of the electric vehicle market in California at a press conference following the meeting.  DRIVE THE DREAM will feature the newest models of plug-in electric vehicles, charging stations and new corporate commitments.

Business executives representing the leading organizations headquartered and operating throughout California will include:  AT&T, Bank of America, BMW, CBRE, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Cox Communications, Enterprise Holdings, Ford, General Motors, Google, Hertz, Honda, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kara’s Cupcakes, Daimler, Kimco Realty, Kleiner Perkins, Nissan, Northrop Grumman, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Qualcomm, San Diego Gas & Electric, SAP, Southern California Edison, SMUD, Tesla, Toyota, Walgreens, Zero Motorcycles and more.  To learn more about DRIVE THE DREAM visit:


The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative (Collaborative), a multi-stakeholder public-private partnership, is working to ensure a strong and enduring transition to PEVs in California.  The Collaborative members include key California PEV stakeholders such as elected and appointed officials, automakers, utilities, infrastructure providers, environmental organizations, research institutions and others.

Under the guidance of a multi-stakeholder executive membership, the Collaborative facilitates the deployment of PEVs in California to meet economic, energy and environmental goals.  Using the broad and diverse expertise of each member, the Collaborative convenes, communicates and collaborates on emerging PEV market trends and works to address challenges.  The Collaborative seeks to broaden and communicate existing PEV stakeholder activities to enable PEV market growth. For more information on the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative please visit:


CONTACT: Arlene Todd
(415) 937-1380