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Let's Decarbonize MENLO!

From: domainremoved <Mid>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:05:38 -0800

Dear Mayor Ohtaki and City Council Members,


Thank you for prioritizing development of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging
standards for new developments. Supporting EV is an important way to
transition our city away from Fossil Fuels, towards a more sustainable
future.



As you may know, in 2014 the City of Palo Alto adopted EV charging
requirements that have successfully been implemented and serve as a great
model for other cities. In particular, I support the *Multi-family
residential* requirement for one EV charger for each housing unit. This is
so important for Menlo Park because most EV owners prefer to charge at home
overnight, which is the lowest cost option.



Menlo Park has some of the highest purchasing rates of EVs (~ 15% of new
vehicles are electric!), yet apartment & condo buildings generally lack
charging infrastructure, which is a major barrier for tenants to have EVs.
Cities across the country are making progress to support a decarbonized
future - let's add Menlo Park to the list to support residents like me that
are interested in making the switch as soon as we can charge at home!



I hope the City of Menlo Park will move forward quickly with EV Charging
requirements similar to Pal Alto. I appreciate the efforts of the city to
support EVs as an effective way to cut greenhouse gas and air pollution!


Sincerely, Erin Cooke (Allied Arts)
Received on Sun Feb 11 2018 - 16:08:34 PST

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