GE Takes Electric Cars On Feel Good Tour

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.

Chevy Volt EV

image via GM

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.”

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

    • http://www.kengrodyfordsandiego.com HudsonHero

      I think we need more strategies like this to accelerate the development & output of viable electric cars and have more R&D to take care of “speed bumps” in car design. Yes, pun intended.
      I was just reading about the different electric cars that have been stalled in development. I am looking to buy a new vehicle in 2012, if my current car holds out, and I wonder what good options I will have then?