General Electric (GE) has a general interest in all things electric, the future of the electric vehicle (EV) in particular. Towards that end, the global research and manufacturing giant recently announced that it will host an “electric vehicle experience tour” in seven U.S. cities.
Tour events–which will occur in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle during the month of March–will bring together GE experts, local businesses, industry leaders, and public sector stakeholders for educational workshops, test drives, and dialogue on the business case for “EV ecosystems.” Additional EV Experience Tour dates will be announced soon for Austin, New York City, and Washington, D.C. this spring.
Plans are in the works to involve GM, Ford, Toyota, Navistar, Smith Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi, Coda, Smart, THINK and other EV-oriented organizations on the tour. This tour is also part of “its ecomagination business strategy to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technology though innovation and R&D investment.”